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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

EVG Etc.: Veselka continues its support of Ukraine; CBGB memories 50 years later

Reader-submitted EV skyline pic

• Perspectives on NYC's budget crisis (The City

• Veselka has raised more than $400,000 to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine ... and has employed former Ukraine residents who came to the U.S. (NY1

• Teen arrested in fatal stabbing of an unhoused man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side (Daily News ... ABC-7

• A look at the Fair Housing Framework, the affordable housing legislation passed earlier this month by City Council (City Limits

• Support for Mayor Adams is sinking amid federal investigation, poll shows (Gothamist

• If you want to speak out against having a 32-foot 5G tower on Seventh Street and Avenue B (Village Preservation

• Kushner Companies sold a multifamily property at 504-508 E. 12th St. for $19.5 million. An entity controlled by Sabet Group bought the 50-unit property (The Real Deal

• This Broadway building owner takes retail landlord to court ... 1 Great Jones Alley located on Broadway near Fourth Street (Habitat

• A look at the slate of films featured in the month-long World Cinema Project courtesy of Martin Scorsese and others! (Anthology Film Archives

• A new exhibit at Brooklyn Museum, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, includes REBEL FUX by longtime East Village resident Kate Huh (Official site

• A quick review of Kolachi on 1st Avenue (The Infatuation... previously on EVG

• Rice to Riches is opening on Ludlow and Rivington (Eater

• Ex-Rolling Stone Press director Jonathan Wells recalls his first visit to CBGB (Reader's Digest

• Street closures and info about the Thanksgiving Day Parade (NY1)

Sunday, November 5, 2023

EVG Etc.: Lawmakers want more enforcement of illegal pot shops; Lyft will add to e-bike fleet

Sunrise from 2nd Street 

• Police searching for suspect who strangled woman near Houston and Avenue D (PIX11 ... 1010 WINS

• New resident speaks out against unhoused man who allegedly continues to harass women along Second Avenue between Third Street and Fifth Street  (The Post)

• State cannabis agency pauses trials for unlicensed shops (The City) ... Lawmakers turn up heat on cannabis regulators at hearing (City & State

• Info on the NYC general election (NYC Votes

• Analysis: 1 in 9 NYC students was homeless last year (NY1

• FBI raid of key fundraiser complicates Mayor Adams' 2025 re-election campaign (Gothamist)

• Lyft will double the number of electric Citi Bikes while also reducing the speed of its second-generation e-bikes (Streetsblog

• Revel is officially shutting down its shared moped business in New York City (TechCrunch

• Catalytic converter thefts decline after pandemic-era surge (NBC News... previously on EVG)

• A career-spanning survey of Želimir Žilnik's uncompromising and politically engaged films is underway at the Anthology Film Archives on Second Avenue and Second Street (Official site

• Are you ready for Christmas movies? (Village East by Angelika)

Sunday, October 29, 2023

EVG Etc.: Tensions at Cooper Union; 'Basquiat x Warhol' at the Brant Foundation

A view inside La Plaza Cultural the other afternoon 

• The body of 13-year-old Kavion Brown Godfrey, a student at Lower East Side Prep, was pulled from the East River. He was last seen entering the river near Sixth Street on Oct. 20. (CBS News ... People

• Tensions at Cooper Union over Israel-Hamas war protest (CBS New York ... The New York Times ... NBC New York

• Early voting is underway — here's a primer on this year's elections in NYC (The City)

• Eleven years after Sandy, the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to protect the city from coastal storms still on the drawing board (City Limit)

• Report: Chains are using theft to mask other issues (CNN Business)

• Life at 58-72 Avenue A under the new landlords (Hell Gate ... previously on EVG

• A look at the new "Basquiat x Warhol" exhibit, opening Wednesday at the Brant Foundation on Sixth Street (Time Out... previously on EVG)

• Details on "Connected Cozmos,' a new art exhibit curated by two NYU students at the recently opened Cozmos on 10th Street near Avenue A (Washington Square News)

• The well-reviewed "Past Lives," filmed partly in the East Village, is enjoying another run at Village East by Angelika on Second Avenue — several screenings are in the large Jaffe Art Theatre auditorium (Official site

• The H.P. Lovecraft-inspired series continues through Nov. 5 (Anthology Film Archives)

• Thurston Moore discusses his new autobiography (The Guardian

• Q&A with "Gen Z thrifting icon" Emma Rogue, who has a popular shop on Stanton Street (Mashable)

Sunday, August 13, 2023

EVG Etc.: Checking in with the red-tailed hawks of Tompkins Square Park; revisiting 'Frances Ha'

Some headlines from other sources in recent days...

• Remembering veteran character actor Mark Margolis who had roots in the East Village (Variety ... The Hollywood Reporter ... previously on EVG

• A tribute to Brice Marden, the decades-spanning abstract artist who ran Rivington Arms on the LES (Artnet News

• Ex-con who allegedly made menacing threats to women along Second Avenue and Fifth Street back on the corridor after a short jail stint (The Post

• NYPD investigating an assault on 13th Street and Broadway from June as a hate crime (Gothamist

• Cat Marnell makes a statement about the Marc Jacobs ads with Kim Kardashian, as seen in the photo above on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place (The Sun)

• This 12th Street co-op for sale has a plant wall (6sgft

• Red-tailed hawk highlights from Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography)

• Remember the John Spacely "Gringo" mural on St. Mark's Place (Flaming Pablum

• Some love for P&T Knitwear on Orchard (USA Today

• There are several upcoming screenings of the 2013 comedy "Francis Ha," co-written by and starring Greta Gerwig — and directed by Noah Baumbach... with scenes filmed in the East Village and Lower East Side (Metrograph and part of a series titled The Color of Black and White)


Sunday, August 6, 2023

EVG Etc.: Club Cumming honors slain dancer O'Shae Sibley; Anthology Film Archives presents a John Wilson-curated series

Photo from 1st Avenue at 6th Street 

• On Sixth Street, Club Cumming honors O'Shae Sibley, who was murdered while dancing at a gas station in Midwood, Brooklyn (CBS New York ... update on the case here

• The body of John Castic, a Goldman Sachs analyst, was found in Newtown Creek three days after being reported missing following a concert at Brooklyn Mirage. Castic, who lived on the Lower East Side, was 27. (PIX11 ... Daily Mail

• Local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera on her just-passed legislation that creates a "Current Conditions" report for cyclists (Streetsblog)

• An interview with LES post-punk/no-wave vets Bush Tetras (The Guardian ... previously on EVG

• To celebrate the return of HBO's "How to With John Wilson," the filmmaker is guest-curating a special two-part series at the Anthology Film Archives on Second Avenue (Official site

• Or go "Back to School" with Kirsten Dunst films at Metrograph on Ludlow (Official site) ... or spot the East Village locations in "The Godfather Part II" Tuesday evening (Tickets

• Public Access, the gallery that started on St. Mark's Place before relocating to Henry Street, has closed (Instagram... previously on EVG

• Claud, the 1-year old restaurant and wine bar at 90 E. 10th St., will not be pivoting to a bakery after all amid liquor license confusion (Eater... Instagram

• The International Puppet Fringe Festival coming to the LES next week (Time Out

•  A feature on local resident Hila Perry — aka, Hila the Earth — who's hoping to inspire climate action through music (CBS New York

• EV's Tompkins Square Bagels isopening an outpost on the Upper East Side (Patch)

... and we mentioned this in last week's links roundup ... the corner of Rivington and Essex was to be co-named "Morris 'Moishe’ Cohen Way" to honor the founder of NYC's oldest candy shop, Economy Candy (and very much still open!)

Saturday, July 29, 2023

EVG Etc.: A street co-naming for Economy Candy; new food options on St. Mark's Place

Second Avenue at 12th Street 

Added several new posts...

Woman struck in the left arm by a stray bullet last evening while sitting in a car on Orchard between Houston and Stanton (ABC 7)

• Police arrest man accused of harassing women along Second Avenue and Fifth Street (The Post

• As NYC limits access to migrants and asylum seekers, many are left homeless (NPR

• The corner of Rivington and Essex will now bear the name "Morris 'Moishe' Cohen Way" in honor of Economy Candy's founder (Time Out

• Why more deliveristas are turning to gas-powered mopeds (Streetsblog

• 3 newish places to eat on this block of St. Mark's Place (Eater ... previously on EVG)

• 2 EV spaces in this listicle of essential NYC coffee shops (Eater)

• About Avenue A's Foxface Natural — "NYC's most original new restaurant" (Grub Street

• The new Bush Tetras record is now out (Wharf Cat Records ... previously on EVG

• A few more chances to see "Make Me Famous" — a documentary on 1980s-era East Village-based painter Edward Brezinski — on a big screen in the next few days (Official site... previously on EVG

• About Essx, a new retail concept on Essex Street (Wallpaper*)

Sunday, July 2, 2023

EVG Etc.: Superiority Burger's 3 stars; Red Gate Bakery's birthday cake

Photo from Tompkins Square Park by Derek Berg 

• Carlina Rivera wins the June 27 Democratic primary with 61% of the vote (Our Town ... The Village Sun

• A look at a former synagogue on Sixth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue that several artists bought in 1982... two of the units are now for sale (Curbed... previously on EVG

• Lifeguard shortage means no adult lap swim at NYC pools (Gothamist

• About those winged bugs around NYC (The City

• Pete Wells drops three (out of four) stars on Superiority Burger (The New York Times ... previously on EVG

• Red Gate Bakery on First Street just may make the best birthday cake in NYC (Eater

• The Tompkins Square red-tailed hawk fledglings are having some summer fun (Laura Goggin Photography

• July 4-related street closures and where to watch the Macy's-related fireworks (Gothamist)

• A look at Whim Golf's new pop-up store on Avenue A (Hypebeast ... previously on EVG

• East Village resident Graham Nash discusses his latest record (Relix

• An oral history of Paper, now with a new owner (The New York Times ... Study Hall

• Henry Street gallery owners discuss the current economic client (Artnet News

• D.A. Pennebaker's "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" gets a 50th-anniversary screening on July 9-10 at Village East by Angelika (Official Site

• Check out the upcoming screenings in the Essential Cinema Repertory collection at Film Anthology Archives on Second Street and Second Avenue (Official site)

Saturday, April 29, 2023

EVG Etc.: the 11-ingredient Fak-Tin at Sunny & Annie's; the 26 best East Village restaurants

Avenue A in the rain this a.m. 

• Roger Clark checks in on Theatre 80 as auction looms (NY1 ... previously on EVG) Ways to help (Village Preservation

• Man stabbed in rear on Avenue A near Sixth Street (1010 WINS ... the Post

• The Rent Guidelines Board could seek increases of up to 8.5% for rent-regulated units (THE CITY

• Enjoying the 11-ingredient sammy Fak-Tin at Sunny & Annie's (Eater

• The MTA ends its Twitter service alerts because Elon (THE CITY)

• The 26 best EV restaurants, per TONY (Time Out New York

• A long read on Superiority Burger (GQ... previously on EVG)

• The Walkmen reunite at Webster Hall (NME)

• A look at 'Nowhere New York,' in which Julia Gorton captures 'the city's punk and no wave subcultures in all their hedonistic glory' (i-D

• May 1 is the next First Mondays reading at Performance Space New York on First Avenue and 9th Street (Official site

• Molly Ringwald’s former East Village duplex on 10th Street sells for $7.9 million (Architectural Digest)

• That Fyre Fest-7th Street Burger grilled cheese mashup flopped (Rolling Stone

• Mayor Adams bids farewell to NYC's nightlife mayor (Page Six

• Works by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat 'are suddenly so L.A.' (Los Angeles Magazine

 ... and in Instagram posts...

Sunday, April 23, 2023

EVG etc.: The fries at Ray's Candy Store; the martinis at Madeline's

Sunrise view of the Christodora House and Con Ed plant the other morning... 

• NYC libraries could end weekend service with the mayor's budget cuts (Gothamist

• Economic trouble signs emerge for NYC (THE CITY

• The Children's Workshop School on 12th Street is holding its annual Schoolapalooza 2023 online fundraiser this week (Official site

• The fries at Ray's Candy Store are some of the best around (Eater

• Tied vote stymies union effort at the Trader Joe's at Essex Crossing (NY1

• Owners of the Wayland open Madeline's Martini at 171 Avenue C (Time Out ... previously on EVG)

• Save the date May 31 for an unveiling of a plaque to honor jazz icon Charles Mingus on the building in which he lived and planned to launch a school on Great Jones (Village Preservation

• Thoughts on Adam Zhu's photography book "Nice Daze" (The New Yorker... previously on EVG

• The Old School Kung Fu Fest is back (Metrograph

• A model claims she was drugged and scammed at Little Sister Lounge in the Moxy Hotel on 11th Street (The Post

• Inside an East Village apartment redesign (Design Milk

• Podcast: How the Lower East Side's history shaped NYC (Travel + Leisure

• Iggy Pop covers "Walk On The Wild Side" for the first time as new tour commences (Stereogum)

Sunday, April 16, 2023

EVG Etc.: More concerns at the Jacob Riis Houses; tributes for East Village Eye founder Leonard Abrams

Recent headlines in other media outlets include (with a spring in Tompkins photo by Stacie Joy)...

• Jacob Riis Houses residents concerned about soil contamination after arsenic scare (PIX 11

• Bob Perl, president of East Village-based Tower Brokerage, started the Ukrainian Habitat Fund to help war refugees find apartments in NYC at reduced rents (NPR)

• Remembering Leonard Abrams, founder of the East Village Eye (The New York Times... THE CITY ... previously on EVG

• Marking the one-year anniversary of the Sunset Park subway shooting (NY1) ... suspect Frank James was later arrested on First Avenue

• Superbueno, a new Mexican-American bar from Ignacio Jimenez and Greg Boehm, opens on Friday in the former Boilermaker space on First Avenue and First Street (The New York Times

• Brooklyn's Thief Bar opening an outpost on Ludlow Street this Thursday (Thrillist

• A series of documentaries that involve their subjects in the filmmaking process (Anthology Film Archives

• Take a virtual tour of the Fillmore East on Second Avenue circa 1970 (Far Out Magazine

• The bands of Dimes Square (Nylon

• The return of the "Miss Subways" contest (6sqft

• People are apparently hating food influencers more these days (NY Post)

Saturday, April 1, 2023

EVG Etc.: Tenants speak out against new landlord; residents don't pick up after their dogs

Spring view of Cooper Triangle 

• These East Village tenants say their new landlord is pushing them out (THE CITY... Fox 5 ... Brian Kavanaugh's office ... previously on EVG

• Indictments obtained in drugging deaths of two men in New York City; other victims in the string of robberies were found in the East Village/LES (ABC News ... CBS News

• Ex-homeless tenants face mass eviction by Lower East Side landlord (Gothamist

• Profit on rent-stabilized buildings dropped a record 9.1% due to the pandemic, Rent Guidelines Board findings reveal (The Post

• NYC's pooper scooper law isn't really working (Gothamist

• Restaurants that "define" the East Village (Eater

• New photo book captures the diversity of the 1980s Lower East Side (Creative Review

• A retrospective of director Joe Dante, starting with the "masterwork of pop-cultural excavation," "The Movie Orgy" (Anthology Film Archives

• The return of "The Old School Kung Fu Fest" (Metrograph)

Saturday, March 25, 2023

EVG Etc.: the 9 Lives of a 7th Street townhouse; the 17 NYC arts institutions with free admission

Photo on 7th Street the other evening by Steven (and there wasn't a fire) 

• LES fashion designer's homicide linked to fatal drug-facilitated robberies (ABC News

• The history of 64 E. Seventh St. includes Lou Reed and Yoko Ono (The New York Times

• Christo and Amelia are in the brooding stage in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography

• "[A]n experiment in queering fine dining" at HAGS on First Avenue (The New Yorker... previously on EVG

• Checking out Wild Rabbit Coffee on Seventh Street (Time Out... previously on EVG

• Women rob East Village couple of $8k worth of property (amNY

• A mother-daughter conversation about their home in Stuy Town and putting down roots (dwell)

• Workers at the Trader Joe's at Essex Crossing file petition to unionize (NY1

• Next on Musical Mondays at Village East by Angelika — "Victor/Victoria" (Official site

• How to get an NYC street co-named (THE CITY

• A list of free museums for New Yorkers to visit (Hyperallergic)

Saturday, March 18, 2023

EVG Etc.: Veselka expanding to Brooklyn, Boris & Horton too

• Starting April 1, enforcement of street vending in NYC will soon be handled by the sanitation department; enforcing vendor rules currently belongs to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (Gothamist

• NYC sheriff deputies question the legality of their pot shop busts (The City... previously on EVG

• Chinatown 3 years after the start of the pandemic (Eater

• 6 lessons from NYC's first nightlife mayor (The New York Times

• Veselka is planning to open an outpost in Williamsburg and a kiosk at Grand Central (The Post

• Boris & Horton on Avenue A expanding to Brooklyn (Greenpointers)

• An interview with Chris Spencer of the noise-rock trio Unsane, formed on the LES in the late 1980s (The Big Takeover)

• Hip-hop film classic "Wild Style" turns 40 (The Source

• ANOHNI discusses the new photo book on the EV art gang, "Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths" (DAZED

• Check out some essential cinema from the archives of the Anthology Film Archives, including screenings for films by Robert Bresson over the next few days (Official site

• And a very strange commercial for German sink brand Schock starring Iggy Pop (The Drum)

Saturday, March 11, 2023

EVG Etc.: The NYC luncheonette trend; a Beth B retrospective

• An arrest in the murders last May of friends Nikki Huang and Jesse Parilla, an East Village resident (NBC New York... previously on EVG

• Where is the NYCHA's Public Housing Preservation Trust? (The City

• Village Works looking for a new home (PIX11 ... previously on EVG

• A feature La Sala de Pepe, a social club and gallery on Avenue C (NACLA

• Starting next month, the New York Restoration Project is giving out 3,500 free trees to New Yorkers (Time Out

• Ghost signs along Avenue A (Untapped Cities ... previously on EVG

• The artists paying tribute to NYC storefronts (Gothamist

• NYC's luncheonette trend (Eater

• A long-overdue showcase for Beth B (Metrograph

• Highlighting the work of multimedia artist Friederike Pezold (Pezoldo) (Anthology Film Archives)

Saturday, February 18, 2023

EVG Etc.: Landlords challenge NYC rent laws; city seeks next Nightlife Mayor

Photo yesterday on 2nd Avenue by Derek Berg 

• Some landlords want the Supreme Court to overturn NYC's rent regulation laws (Gothamist

• It is Community Board application season (The City

• At the ribbon-cutting for the renovated new home of La MaMa (PIX11 ... previously on EVG

• Ya-Ting Liu, a former transit advocate, will become New York City’s director of the public realms (Streetsblog)

• Ariel Palitz, the current founding director of the Office of Nightlife, is officially stepping down from her role at the end of April (Time Out

• A visit to SOS Chefs on Avenue B (Eater)

• With Mary Ellen Mark's "Streetwise" as the blueprint, a young photographer captures teens who gravitated to Tompkins Square Park (i-D Magazine

• See "Citizen Kane" on a big screen this weekend (Anthology Film Archives

• Three chances to see David Cronenberg's "Videodrome" on a big screen (Metrograph

• The artists resisting the gentrification of Chinatown (Hyperallergic

• "Raw Power" turns 50 (The Wall Street Journal)

Saturday, January 28, 2023

EVG Etc.: Protests over the killing of Tyre Nichols; reaction to the Mayor's state of the city address

• Local leaders react to Tyre Nichols video (NBC New York) ... Protestors rally in NYC (Gothamist) ... Justice Ride for Tyre Nichols today — meet up at Union Square 2:30 p.m. (@StreetRidersNYC)

• Highlighting the Mayor's state of the city address (The Times ... The City ... Streetsblog ... the Post)

• Chairman Gregory Russ is stepping down from his high-salaried job running the beleaguered NYCHA (The City

• Veselka named a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restuarant (PIX11)

• An early look at Foul Witch, now open on Avenue A (Eater ... first on EVG

• A feature on Lucie Franc de Ferriere, who just opened From Lucie on 10th Street (Vogue ... previously on EVG

• NYC bars are stocking up on opioid overdose rescue kits (CBS New York

• Councilmember Marte and several community groups file motion to intervene in NYU SoHo/NoHo rezoning expansion case (amNY ... Village Preservation

• A few local picks in this listicle on best NYC thrift stores for vintage and designer finds (Harper's Bazaar

• Tony Hawk is helping resurrect the legendary skate spot under the Brooklyn Bridge (The Times)

• Catch a screening of "Downtown 81" (Thursday, Feb. 2) at Metrograph on Ludlow Street (Official site)

• An interview with Amy Hill about her show on exhibit now at Fortnite Institute on Third Street (Whitehot Magazine

• The long history of a forgotten film that Paul Newman directed on the Lower East Side (The Forward

• Anna "Delvey" Sorokin, the fake heiress who now lives in the East Village, is to host a celebrity dinner club series (Deadline

• Elsewhere: City whitewashes famed Washington Heights graffiti tunnel (Hyperallergic)

Monday, January 16, 2023

EVG Etc.: an East Village population increase; an interview with EV artist Anton van Dalen

Recent headlines of possible interest include (with a photo from Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery) ...

 • "So what Manhattan neighborhoods are the hottest in our new, post-pandemic normal? At the top of the list is the Upper West Side, which saw a 30% increase in residents between November 2019 and October 2022. Next up are the East Village/Gramercy and the area around City Hall, all hovering around 25% during that same span of time." (The Post

• On Jan. 25, homeless outreach workers will fan out across the city and into the subway system to count the number of New Yorkers who call the streets and subways home (Gothamist

• Remembering Patrick Briggs, frontman for Psychotica, who died on Dec. 27 at age 58 (

• An interview with longtime East Village artist Anton van Dalen (artnet ... previously on EVG

• Personal essay about the East Village squatters' standoff of 1995, and how Dan Kois made it the center of his new novel, "Vintage Contemporaries" (Curbed

• Catching up with red-tailed hawks Christo and Amelia in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography

• What to know about Lunar New Year 2023 (6sqft

• Al Diaz on the evolution of NYC graffiti (huck ... previously on EVG

• About the fried mashed potato sandwich at Rowdy Rooster on First Avenue (Tasting Table

• A Fred Ward retrospective, including "Tremors," "The Right Stuff" and "Henry & June" (Anthology Film Archives

• The ashes of actor Robbie Coltrane were scattered around his favorite New York haunts — including Katz's (The Daily Mail

• Paddy Reilly's, the 36-year-old Irish saloon with live music on Second Avenue at 29th Street, is closing. The landlord won't renew their lease. (Gramercy Local

• At Cooper Union on Jan. 25: A panel exploring issues of mental health, addiction and social justice. Hip hop/theater artist Baba Israel, sound artist Fay Victor, and NY Phil Director of Media Production Mark Travis discuss the nuanced impact that the criminalization of addiction and drug use has had on music and other creative arts. (Official site)

Monday, January 9, 2023

EVG Etc.: Harvey Fierstein supports La MaMa; Pinky's Space sues NYC

Sophie's on Fifth Street the other evening

• Chef King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn on Ludlow Street dies at 54 (Eater

• City officials show indifference over Josefa Bonet, a resident of the Riis Houses, who had four times the normal level of arsenic in her system when she died (The City

• Harvey Fierstein donates a $250,000 matching grant to La MaMa (Playbill

• Pinky's Space sues NYC for $615,000 for tearing down outdoor dining shed (NY Post ... previously on EVG

• Bad Habit and Caleta debut at 133 Avenue A (Eater ... previously on EVG)

• What to do if you don't have heat in your apartment (The City

• Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village tenants secure rent-regulated status (Gothamist

• Cage the Elephant lead singer busted for gun possession at the Bowery Hotel (The Daily Mail

• NYPD makes arrest after robbery at the Metro PCS store on 14th Street and First Avenue last week (NY Post

• Is New York City facing a "doom loop" scenario? (Gothamist

• Gotham Burger Social Club coming to Essex and Rivington (Forbes

• Catch the original "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" on the big screen down at Metrograph this weekend (Offical site

• At Anna Delvey's NYE party (artnet)

Saturday, December 24, 2022

EVG Etc.: East Village shroom bust; rent history insights

Photo by Derek Berg 

• The DA's office has charged 33-year-old Kenwood Allen with two counts of second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of second-degree robbery, and two counts of second-degree assault for causing fatal overdoses of two people Allen robbed in venues on Seventh Street and Ludlow Street (The Post ... Gay City News ... press release from DA's office

• Police arrest four people during an investigation into the sale of magic mushrooms at East Village stores Come Back Daily on 11th Street and City Clouds on Seventh Street (PIX11 ... 

• The holiday season with a broken boiler at the Baruch Houses (CBS 2 ... The City

• More about Kōbo by Nai, now open on Avenue A (The New York Times... previously on EVG

• How to get your rent history in NYC (The City

• Revisiting the great Veniero's on 11th Street (Eater

• Adam Zhu on the enduring creative stamina of New York (Document Journal ... previously on EVG

• Latke time at Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery (NY1

• Remembering filmmaker Robert Downey Sr.'s influence on the LES (The Daily Heller

• Winter memories in the East Village (Laura Goggin Photography

• Riding with the Citi Bike Boyz in Tompkins Square Park (Curbed)

• An oral history of the Pyramid Club on Avenue A (Document Journal) What's next for the space? (EVG

• The most borrowed books from NYC’s public libraries this year (Gothamist

• Yo La Tengo pays tribute to the Ramones with Marky Ramone at the Bowery Ballroom (Brooklyn Vegan

• Recent EV arrival Anna Delvey, still under house arrest, has made $300,000 this year selling her art online (Artnet

• How the Lower East Side has changed since 1988's "Crossing Delancey" (New York Jewish Week)

Saturday, December 3, 2022

EVG Etc.: Remembering Aline Kominsky-Crumb; artists raising money for Ukraine

Some recent headlines from other sources include...

• Remembering Aline Kominsky-Crumb (The New Yorker ... The Associated Press ... Artforum

• The Times talked with several men who said they were drugged at gay bars in the city, including the Boiler Room on Fourth Street; the NYPD is now investigating two recent deaths as homicides (The New York Times

• Mayor Adams faces backlash for move to involuntarily hospitalize unhoused people (NPR) ... What forced hospitalization feels like in New York City (Gothamist

• This pop-up gallery on 13th Street features the work of Ukrainian artists to help raise money to aid the resistance against the Russian invasion (ABC 7

• Pinky's Space on First Street has filed paperwork with intent to sue the city after the removal of its sidewalk structure (Eater ... previously on EVG

• The MTA says it needs new sources of income (The City

• A recap of the community meeting in Tompkins Square Park on Nov. 17 (The Village Sun... previously on EVG

• The Wafra Group sold The Nathaniel at 138 E. 12th St. and Third Avenue to the Westover Companies for $56.8 million, roughly 42 percent less than the $98.3 million it paid for the luxury rental building in 2015 (The Real Deal

• Screenings in the "Four Weeks of Christmas" series include "Gremlins" and "Meet Me in St. Louis" (Village East by Angelika

• The Klezmatics Hanukkah Show is Dec. 11 at Drom on Avenue A (Official site

• How LES mainstay Economy Candy keeps up with consumer trends (Retail TouchPoint)

... and happening today...