Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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Saturday, October 10, 2020
Please pay no mind to this post. I'll probably delete it later.
I need to continue playing around with the new templates, and it's best to do so with live posts. Quite strange — talking to myself — why this Halloween-time photo at Beauty Bar on 14th Street is so small and centered on the post ... and there's so much space between the headline and photo.
Anyway, let's play the Cramps! (The embed via YouTube also needs some tweaking.)
Monday, December 21, 2015
This is a moment to thank you for reading and commenting and offering feedback and story ideas and theories and everything. This site doesn't work without you.
And thank you to the frequent EVG contributors, including Dave on 7th, Derek Berg, Stacie Joy, James Maher, Steven who, like Cher, doesn't use a last name, and Bobby Williams.
Someone recently asked me what my favorite all-time EVG post was. I have no idea. But I found this one to be the most compelling in recent years.
Friday, December 20, 2013
[One day on Second Avenue]
The EV Grieve website/blog turns 6 tomorrow. Thought I'd mention it now, though.
The whole thing started because of this. (Ultimately a false alarm! Thanks Page Six!)
Anyway, on previous anniversaries, I talked about the secret formula for blogging (No. 4) and my dubious past as TV Grieve (No. 5).
Today, I'm here to talk about the future. Starting today, I'm launching a Kickstarter campaign without a business plan to raise $750,000 to create Grieve.You.Me, a new site powered by a proprietary algorithm that also generates positive Yelp reviews and...
Ahhh. OK, a sincere thank you to everyone who has been part of any of EVG these past six years… from taking the time to read the site… sharing the posts… commenting, complaining, commiserating, passing along tips, laughing, crying… you know. Your involvement and camaraderie makes it all worthwhile. (And a large thank you to everyone who contributes to the blog on a regular basis, including Bobby Williams, who sends me great photos every day, and James Maher, who presents a compelling portrait of our neighbors every week in Out and About in the East Village.)
As for the real future, I'm looking forward to continuing on… hope that you are too.
[East 5th Street between Avenue A and B]
Friday, December 21, 2012
A couple of you may recall the humble beginnings here, when I was known as TV Grieve — a blog about television. And Tara Reid. Here's an early post...
But it was a crowded marketplace, so I rebranded and...
OK, I made that up.
Anyway, thank you for your support, comments, gripes, tips, photos,
Doing this every day, seven days a week, often swings from being completely exhilarating to utterly depressing. (And back!) I've thought about slowing down... gently bringing the site all to an end.
Funny, though. Maybe some time passes. And I'm in another part of NYC or out of town ... and I find myself taking pictures of plywood around storefronts and for lease signs on restaurants for absolutely no reason ... I can't really stop. And I really do love living here.
So ... we might be stuck with each other for awhile.
I hope so. I'm not going anywhere. I hope that you're not either.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Since then, we've received quite a few more photos (which we never posted) of the women, first identified by Racked as Moira Johnston.
Anyway, our post quickly became the most-viewed, uh, post in EV Grieve's five-year history, easily topping the former No. 1 — The East Village rolls out welcome wagon for new Starbucks.
Which begs the question: Will you start posting more photos of topless women?
Yes. And we will also include some peen for equal time.
Actually, that wasn't the question.
This is: What was the least-viewed EV Grieve post of all time?
Oh! So many to choose from.
Blogger doesn't keep track of such things. But if we had to guess. It was this one from July 9, 2008...
Per the post:
Drug store celebrity exit wars
Duade Reade has Mario Lopez gracing its exits (and disguising the store's security system). Not to be outdone, Rite Aid (at least the one on 14th Street between Avenues A and B) wants us to smell like David Beckham.
According to Google Analytics, no one even casually glimpsed at this post.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
In any event, we did enjoy some of the homemade signs with updates during the Mega-Millions frenzy
And, here on Second Street and Avenue A, the Penistrator, or a clever imitator, did this last week...
And, to telegraph it...
No Powerball jokes, please.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Many thanks for being part of this — reading, commenting, sharing, laughing, crying, making "Is that Lady Gaga?" jokes. Thank you for helping inspire me to keep the site going. Thank you for whatever you do to help keep this neighborhood interesting.
And now, on this occasion, an inside look at how we create a post.
First, we place our process information in the relationship below.
(Conveyor speed of _____ feet per hour) X (Dwell time of _____ hour) = (Heat zone length of _____ feet)
... and, well, you get the idea...
Thank you to Rosie Gray for the nice write-up today at Runnin' Scared. You can read that post here.
Friday, November 4, 2011
And on Monday, we unveil a new chapter here. We've hooked up with some local businesses to present a more challenging site. The various lawyers have finally agreed on the name: The BMEVW GuggenGrieve Lab, a hyperlocal think blog that will confront discomfort, like, what to do when your personal shopper calls in sick or you have to wait for that fucker to climb the stairs with your Thai delivery because the elevator is out.
As fun as that sounds, we're only joking. Thank you for reading.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Anyway, we'll be back later with the usual news or whatever later today.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
You can read it here.
And there are no refunds.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Apparently there is some Blogger/Google-wide issue today with the comments section. If somebody decides to comment as anonymous or with Name/Url, then they are automatically treated as if they had chosen to comment with their Blogger/Google account. Uh-huh. The Blogger people are aware of it, as everyone with a Blogger account is pissed. They are working on a fix. Apologies in the meantime...
[April 29, early: Blogger has seemingly fixed the problem. You may now comment away and write things like "BALLS"]
Friday, April 15, 2011
And it's also an opportunity for a sincere thank you for reading and continuing to take the time to offer your opinions and anecdotes and share your thoughts and experiences... To the next 25,000 comments then.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Two weeks ago, EV Grieve posted a, um, post titled "Devomiting story: No one threw up on the Coop this past weekend, however..." Several e-mailers and commenters thought please, enough, take your obsession somewhere less visible. Said one commenter: "please, enough, take your obsession somewhere less visible."
So, EV Grieve listened. So now if, and only if, you are interested in following the Cooper barf story, then you may click here for the very best in hyperlocal vomiting reporting. Again, you go HERE for the new site. Otherwise, please continue reading the next post. Thank you.