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Showing posts with label EVG Etc.. Show all posts

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The latest headlines from the Riis Houses water scandal

Photo via @THECITYNY 

 • NYCHA CEO steps down in wake of the arsenic crisis at the Riis Houses on Avenue D (1010 WINS) ... hefty pay left intact (The City

• Arsenic alarm still a drain on Riis residents' routines and resources (City Limits)

• Residents file lawsuit against NYCHA over arsenic water scare (NBC New York

 • City officials to testify under oath on NYCHA arsenic readings (The City

• City Council to launch two investigations into NYCHA water quality (NY1

In other headlines...

 • A suspect has been arrested for fatally shooting a gang rival outside Haven Plaza (Daily News ... previously on EVG

• City Hall says major crimes up, but NYPD response times slower (Gothamist

• Some thoughts on the Bowery (Flaming Pablum

• Take the M14a for these downtown dining spots (Eater

• History of the Sixth Street Industrial School (Ephemeral New York)

• Model Ivy Getty provides this "Cool Girl’s Guide to the East Village" (Elle

• On Henry Street, several galleries have enjoyed low rent from multi-year leases signed in 2020. What happens when those expire? (Artnet News

• The owners of LES party venue the Bowery Savings Bank filed for Chapter 11 protection to stave off a forced sale after defaulting on their $12 million loan (Commercial Observer)

• The possibility of a 23% taxi fare hike, base fare increase (The Post

• Dimes Square, post-shark-jump (The New Yorker

• Halloween with some early David Cronenberg (Film Anthology Archives)

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

EVG Etc.: 10th Congressional District post-mortem; homespun Serbian cuisine on Avenue C

Photo from 5th Street 

 • Remembering East Village-based art writer Charlie Finch (Artnet) ... Police say Finch jumped from his East 12th Street apartment (The Post

• The leaders of Yoga to the People, once housed on St. Mark's Place, arrested for tax fraud (The Cut ... "Downward dogged by feds," per TMZ...  previously on EV Grieve

• Carlina Rivera and the untold history of how East River Park was destroyed (The Indypendent

• Breaking down the numbers from the 10th Congressional District primary (Gothamist) ... Yuh-Line Niou eyes 'Hail Mary third-party run' (City & State

• Pete Wells likes the traditional Serbian dishes and unusual wines at Kafana on Avenue C (The New York Times

• Big Ash on Delancey is "vintage fashion's best-kept secret" (The Face ... previously on EVG

• How Blondie shattered the conventions of punk and pop (NPR)

Thursday, August 11, 2022

EVG Etc.: The first 10th Congressional District TV debate; Coleman Skatepark at 10

Photo by H.H. in Tompkins Square Park 

• 18-year-old suspect in a fatal East Village shooting has been apprehended in West Virginia (PIX 11 ... the Post ... previously on EVG

• Highlights from the first televised debate in the race for the 10th Congressional District: "Dan Goldman and Carlina Rivera ... weathered attacks for their personal finances — Goldman, an heir to Levi Strauss, for investments in Rupert Murdoch's conservative News Corp. and Rivera for holdings in a fund that invests in gun manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger." (POLITICO ... Gothamist

• "Murphy's has been attracting fans and skeptics with its well-designed interior and $6 Jamaican patties" on Ninth Street (Eater ... previously on EVG

• Checking in on HAGS on First Avenue (Eater

• The Coleman Skatepark beneath the Manhattan Bridge turns 10 (Quartersnacks

• The M102, which runs from the East Village to Harlem, is the slowest bus in the city (Thrillist

• In conjunctiopn with the ICP's new exhibition, "William Klein: YES – Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948-2013," the Anthology Film Archives hosts screenings of a selection of his films (Official site

• Three chances to see Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise" on a big screen this weekend (Metrograph

• Loving to hate Dimes Square (The Daily Beast

• On the town with the East Villains TikTok crew (The Cut

• Why the gallery Magenta Plains doubled down on Chinatown (artnet)

Friday, July 29, 2022

EVG Etc.: Andy Warhol's durational cinema; Economy Candy's 85th birthday

Some headlines from other sources this past week (with a random photo from Avenue A)...

• City announces a new "public-private partnership" to help unhoused residents (NBC 4 ... city news release)

• Columbia University graduate student is in the ICU with brain trauma; police believe he was attacked on the L after drinks in the East Village (NBC 4 ... ABC 7

• Police searching for two men for questioning in the murders of Nikki Huang and Jesse Parrilla (Daily News ... previously on EVG

• The number of legal evictions in New York City grew each month in the first half of 2022 (City Limits

• A look at the backers of Yuh-line Niou and Carlina Rivera for the open-seat Democratic primary race in the new NY-10 district (The Indypendent

• More about "7 Gardens" in East Village community gardens (Artnet ... previously on EVG

• Fine-dining destination Kajitsu, which first opened in the East Village before moving to Midtown East, is closing on Sept. 18 (Instagram

• Upcoming screenings for Andy Warhol's most often-discussed but rarely-screened films representing experiments in durational cinema — "The Chelsea Girls," "Sleep" and "Empire" (Anthology Film Archives

• Coming soon: "Easy Rider" in 35MM (Village East

• Some history of the "Physical Graffiti" building on St. Mark's Place (Atlas Obscura

• Economy Candy turns 85 (Untapped New York

• Russ & Daughters Café on Orchard Street reopens after extended pandemic-related closure (Gothamist)

• About the "Sweet Green" installation at Chinatown Soup (Hyperallergic

• Netflix-approved immersive "Squid Game" experience coming to 81 Essex St. on the LES (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

EVG Etc.: Remembering Hunter Reynolds & Claes Oldenburg; looking at de Blasio's campaign donors

Some links to other sources from the past week (with a photo from this morning on Houston and Ludlow) ... 

• Remembering Hunter Reynolds, East Village artist and AIDS activist (POZ

• RIP Claes Oldenburg (CNN ... more background on his LES history at Off the Grid)

• Family looking for answers after murder of Jesse Parrilla (PIX 11 ... previously on EVG

• Police seek man on e-bike accused of sexually assaulting 2 women in Manhattan early Saturday morning, including a 28 year old on Avenue A and Fourth Street (Westside Rag ... CBS 2 ... ABC 7 ...

• A $95 million lawsuit alleges sexual assault against famed East Village restaurateur Shuji Bon Yagi (The Post

• City under a heat advisory through tomorrow night (Gothamist ... find a cooling center via this city map

• De Blasio scores campaign cash for the Congressional District 10 race from subjects of his ethics probes (The City) UPDATE: The former mayor drops out of the race (Axios

• Displaced Lower East Side Ecology Center heading now to Canarsie (NY1 ... previously on EVG

• Jesse Malin pays tribute to his longtime friend Howie Pyro (The Village Voice

• The MTA has put up a want ad for companies seeking to install platform barriers at three stations in the subway system, including the L at Union Square (The City

• History of Mechanics Alley on the LES (Ephemeral New York

• More on the Acne Studios handbag ads with the butt shots (The Post ... previously on EVG)

Monday, June 20, 2022

EVG Etc.: Ridership surge swamps Citi Bike; Velazquez endorses Rivera

Photo on 1st Avenue by Derek Berg

• The latest on the Open Restaurants Program, with comments from East Village restaurant owners (The City

• Labor shortage keeps Veselka from being open 24/7 (Insider

• At Zaragoza Deli & Grocery on Avenue A: "An East Village home for Mexican family recipes" (CBS New York

• Police look for hit-and-run scooter rider who struck 2 year old on Suffolk and East Houston (1010 WINS

• Ada Calhoun reflects on her East Village childhood (The Post ... previously on EVG

• Ridership surge swamps Citi Bike (Streetsblog

• Early voting underway (Gothamist

• Rep. Nydia Velazquez endorses Carlina Rivera in crowded NY-10 primary battle (Daily News via AOL

• Hanging with the red-tailed hawk fledglings in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography

• Lawsuit: Russian oligarch throws NYC developments into disarray, including 238-240 E. Third St. (The Post

• A profile of Mia Yoo, artistic director of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (The New York Times

• Suspect in LES subway attack arrested in Baltimore on rape charge (The Post)

• Man starts fire inside Eldridge Street spa, injuring two people (CBS New York

• More about Loisida, the new LES-based clothing brand via Carson Lovett and cumgirl8's Veronika Vilim (Paper ... previously on EVG

• A Chinatown dining guide (Eater

• The Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival is coming back for its 21st edition (Thrillist)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

EVG Etc.: A post with links to stories about Lou Reed, Henry Winkler; more!

Midtown view Friday evening

• 19-year-old woman was attacked and stabbed early Friday morning at the Delancey Street subway stop (CBS 2) ... Police released video footage of the suspect (ABC 7)

• A year after state lawmakers established the Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act (HONDA), not a single hotel has been converted to housing in New York City (City Limits

• A tour of the "stunning" Lou Reed exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Variety

• A memorial show for the late Howie Pyro at the Bowery Ballroom on July 23 (Official site

• Court tosses the new Assembly district maps, though it won't impact this year's races (Gothamist

• More on Carlina Rivera's Congressional bid (Gotham Gazette

• Spectacular pics of the red-tailed hawklets in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography)

• The team behind the 11th Street Bar is reopening Mugs in Williamsburg (Greenpointers

• The unlikely success story of Manhattan's only Burmese restaurant — Little Myanmar on Second Street (Saveur ... previously on EVG

• Let's check out the East Village closet of Sunflower Bean's Julia Cumming (Coveteur ... previously on EVG

• NYC's burger shops are weighing how to respond to calls to boycott the company behind Martin's Potato Rolls (Eater

• The "intrepid playfulness" at Nudibranch on First Avenue (The New Yorker

• Henry Winkler meets fans while dining at Katz's (Thrillist

• A look at the new hotel Nine Orchard on the Lower East Side (Vogue)

... and a video making the rounds this weekend ... riding into Williamsburg on a J/M/Z train...

Sunday, May 29, 2022

EVG Etc.: the new 10th Congressional District candidates; the pop-up version of Angel's Share

• Meet the new 10th Congressional District candidates, including former Mayor de Blasio and current City Councilmember Carlina Rivera (Gothamist ... City & State)

• City streets near schools are uniquely dangerous (Streetsblog

• Albany lawmakers are poised to approve a long-sought Preservation Trust for the NYCHA. Good news for residents or..? (The City)

• The city's eight beaches are officially open (NY1)

• A Q&A between novelist Ottessa Moshfegh and Iggy Pop (Document Journal

• Great pix of the three Tompkins Square red-tailed hawk chicks (Laura Goggin Photography)

• Former East Village bar Angel's Share will be a pop up at Hotel Eventi on Sixth Avenue near 30th Street this summer (The New York Times... previously on EVG

• Lady Wong offering an Indonesian rainbow cake for Pride Month (TONY ... previously on EVG

• About Loisida — "a new brand with a baroque take on Lower East Side style" (Vogue ... previously on EVG

• A UK look at "New York's hipster wars" (The New Statesman
• Couple tries to walk out of a Chelsea gallery with a Basquiat (Hyperallergic)

Saturday, May 21, 2022

EVG Etc.: EV good samaritans seek help; de Blasio makes a political return

Prepping for the Dance Parade today on St. Mark's Place 

• Good samaritans who helped catch suspected Brooklyn subway shooter ask authorities for help as they seek citizenship (CBS New York ... previously on EVG

• The local connections in this "deadly gang war sparked by a stolen purse" (The Post ... The Guardian ... previously on EVG

• A profile of longtime EV resident Eileen Myles, who's been speaking out against the destruction of East River Park (The New York Times

• The city Rent Guidelines Board voted to propose allowing landlords of rent-stabilized apartments to raise rents by the biggest increase given since 2013 (The Indypendent

• Support for the proposed South of Union Square Historic District (Village Preservation

• Cops looking for these two suspects who allegedly robbed Anwar Grocery on Avenue B (NBC 4

• Plan to stormproof Battery Park City mirrors the East Coast Resiliency Project, but with much better communications with community members (The City

• Former Mayor de Blasio announces run for Congress (NBC News ... Gothamist ... Updated: More candidates vying for this seat (NY1)  

• Housing lottery launches for 61-63 Pitt St. (NYY

• A Lizzie Borden retrospective at Anthology Film Archives (Official site

• Veteran punk drummer Liz Lamere releases her debut solo record, with a video shot at Berlin Under A (Brooklyn Vegan

• Volunteer with the Union Square Partnership team to paint a street mural along 14th Street (Official site)

• And TY to everyone who shared this link: Alexander Skarsgård lists 10th Street co-op (AD

Friday, March 18, 2022

EVG Etc.: The continued support for Veselka; the history of The Portable Lower East Side

New art on AvenueA by Winston Tseng (background

• More on the overhwhelming support for Veselka (CBS News

• EV bars The Gray Mare, Slainté and Cooper's Craft + Cocktails are hosting happy hours in support of Ukraine today, March 18, from 4-7 p.m. (Pursuitist

• Lawsuit alleges that upstate woman was swindled out of $160,000 by psychics on Avenue A (The Post

• Kurt Hollander on publishing The Portable Lower East Side (1983-1993). Back issues are now on sale at Printed Matter on St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue (Literary Hub

• A feature on the vintage shop Cobblestones on Ninth Street (CBS 2

• Details on La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, back next month for its 17th annual edition (The Lo-Down)

• Inside an East Village brownstone "where every floor encourages a different energy" (domino)

• A tour of the recently opened Bronx Brewery on Second Avenue (Untapped Cities ... previously on EVG

• Art by Anna Sorokin among the work featured in a group show, titled "Free Anna Delvey," at 176 Delancey St. through March 24 (The Art Newspaper ... The Daily Beast)

Saturday, March 5, 2022

EVG Etc.: Ukrainian places to support in NYC; Vaccine mandate to end on Monday

Waiting for spring in Tompkins Square Park... pic yesterday by Derek Berg 

• 15 Ukrainian places to support in NYC (Untapped Cities)

• There's a Support Ukraine rally today at 1 in Times Square (Instagram

• Talking with students at St. George Academy on Seventh Street about loved ones in Ukraine (NY1

• As the Russian invasion of Ukraine intensifies, Velselka serves as a space for nourishment and activism (Eater

• Man arrested for string of attacks on Asian women, including several locally (Gothamist)

• Reactions as the city will lift the vaccine mandate for bars and restaurants starting on Monday (Gothamist)

• An interview with Hello Mary, who just released two new tracks (KEXP ... previously on EVG

• NYC street vendor enforcement back at pre-pandemic levels (City Limits

• An interview with Abdur-Rashiyd "JK" Rivera, who is living in a tent in Tompkins Square Park (The Post

• About the plant-based Mexican food at Raíz Modern Mexican Kitchen on First Avenue (Grub Street

• Catch the films of Agnès Varda, Chris Marker, Jacques Demy and Alain Resnais — and more! (Metrograph

• A lost East Village alley from 1963 (Ephemeral New York

• Nick Lawrence's teens of the LES from the 1960s (Official site)

Monday, February 21, 2022

EVG Etc.: A memorial fund for Christina Yuna Lee; the future of outdoor dining

Photo from Avenue A on Saturday morning 

• The Ukrainian community in the East Village reacts to the ongoing Russian-Ukraine crisis (NBC 4 ... Our Town ... The Village Sun

• The family of 35-year-old Christina Yuna Lee, who was stabbed to death in her Chrystie Street apartment on Feb. 13, have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to go to causes that were important to her (GoFundMe

• The debate over combining P.S. 19 and East Village Community School (Daily News

• Safety concerns at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (NY1

• Looking at the "suspiciously sourced goods" on sale along the sidewalk markets on First Avenue at 14th Street (The Post

• Mayor Adams' first preliminary budget would lower Department of Homeless Services spending from around $2.8 billion to $2.15 billion in the 2023 fiscal year, due mainly to the loss of about $500 million in COVID-related federal funding allocated to the agency (City & State) ... and the mayor's composting cuts (Streetsblog

• The future of outdoor dining in NYC (Gothamist

• Man arrested for allegedly stabbing a breakdancer on the L train at 14th Street and Third Avenue (ABC 7

• A feature on Shenarri Freeman, the chef at Cadence on Seventh Street (Vogue

• Nuyorican Poets Café names an interim exective director (The Lo-Down

• 9-story building coming to this space on Chrystie between Stanton and Rivington (NYY

• A chopped cheese hunt on the LES (Eater

• Amelia and Christo are ready for spring in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography

• Musical Mondays at the Village East (Official site)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

EVG Etc.: Nor'easter updates; red-tailed hawk archives

Photo yesterday by Derek Berg

• Nor'easter updates (Gothamist)

• Marking the 50th anniverisary of the murders of rookie officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie, who were gunned down on Avenue B and 11th Street while on foot patrol (Daily News

• NY mask mandate extended to Feb. 10 (NBC 4)

• NYCHA's shift to private management may drive evictions (City Limits

• Chef Jae Lee of Nowon on Sixth Street talks about the decision to give up drinking (Eater

• Goggla has an archive page dedicated to the resident red-tailed hawks of Tompkins Square Park dating to 2013 (Laura Goggin Photography

• Check out some Essential Cinema at Anthology Film Archives on Second Avenue and Second Street (Official site)

• More about Empire Cannabis Clubs, which recently expanded to the LES (NY1 ... previously on EVG

• More about the Kim's Video series at Metrograph (WNYC ... previously on EVG

• Hannah Traore Gallery debuts on Orchard Street (Hypebeast

• Reviews/thoughs on the "Meet Me in the Bathroom" documentary (Pitchfork ... Variety ... Brooklyn Vegan)

Saturday, January 22, 2022

EVG Etc.: Restaurant owner defiant over vaccine mandate; Essential Cinema at Film Anthology

• Owner of the Brooklyn Dumpling Shop on First Avenue and St. Mark’s taunts Gov. Hochul to “arrest him” for opposing vaccine mandate (Eater

• Teens who survived fire on Avenue D recount their ordeal (CBS 2 ... previously on EVG

• About former cab driver John McDonagh’s benefit show for Theatre 80 this weekend (NY1 ... previously on EVG

• New DA Bragg admits that he botched his policy rollout (Gothamist

• What the MTA has and hasn’t done to make the subways safer (City & State

• Anthology Film Archives on Second Avenue and Second Street is screening some essential cinema featuring work by Buñuel, Bresson and Cocteau (Official site

• Praise for the cardamom bun at coffee shop La Cabra on Second Avenue (Eater ... previously on EVG

• Checking out this podcast with East Village resident John Holmstrom, co-founder of Punk (Flaming Pablum

 • Diversions: Calling all Nico fans (Dangerous Minds)

... and HBD (1/22) to LES-based filmmaker Jim Jarmusch ...


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

EVG Etc.: Appreciating the photography of Alex Harsley; visiting a new Chinatown bookstore

Photo of a visiting Cooper's hawk in Tompkins Square Park by Steven 

• Staffing shortages temporarily shutter multiple CityMD sites, including the one on East 14th Street (The Associated Press)

• The latest on the rising number of positive COVID cases in NYC (NBC 4

• Teen who survived last Thursday's deadly fire in the Riis Houses recounts his journey to safety down the side of the building (Daily News ... previously on EVG

• Restaurant workers rally for better pay and benefits. It took place outside someplace that has done it right: La Palapa on St. Mark's Place, where owner Barbara Sibley pays a base salary of $15 an hour plus tips. "You can't put a value on morale," she told PIX 11. "Having a good morale and taking care of people is priceless." (PIX11 ... amNY

• An interview with Alex Harsley, the 83-year-old proprietor of 4th Street Photo Gallery (The Indypendent ... previously on EVG

• RIP Ed Higgins III, a longtime Ludlow Street resident and a founding member of the Rivington School collective (BoweryBoogie

• Remembering artist and curator Jenni Crain of the Gordon Robichaux gallery on Union Square West. She died from sudden complications related to COVID-19. She was 30. (Hyperallergic

Yu and Me Books, a new bookstore in Chinatown at 44 Mulberry St., highlights works by immigrant authors (NPR

• An Amazon outage took out the Citi Bike system this morning (Gothamist

• Amelia and Christo keep busy in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography

• MANY people have asked if EVG knows what EV pizzeria is talking about in this Ryan Reynolds interview anecdote: "There's a pizza place in the East Village in New York that I've been going to for years. They believe I'm Ben Affleck and I've never corrected them." I have no idea! (NBC News)

Sunday, December 19, 2021

EVG Etc.: The 'pointless demolition' of East River Park; the city's worst landlords

Morning shadow on Avenue A 

• Mayor insists there won't be a new round of business or school closures amid COVID surge (ABC 7)

• An update on the teens who climbed out their fourth-floor window during the fire at the Jacob Riis Houses Thursday morning (CBS 2 ... previously on EVG) ... There's a GoFundMe for the family at this link

• Tompkins Square Middle School students speak out against sexual harassment and assault (CBS 2

• What we'd lose if Casa Adela closes (Grub Street ... previously on EVG)

• Eileen Myles on "the pointless demolition" of East River Park (artforum

• City Council votes in favor of the SoHo/NoHo rezoning plan (Gothamist

• The 2021 list of the city's worst landlords (Patch

• Sweet Pickle Books celebrates its first year on the LES (Publishers Weekly

• Diversions: Pleasant Gehman and Coyote Shivers lead a group of ducks, swans and geese to Dee Dee Ramones' grave at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (NBC Los Angeles)

Saturday, December 4, 2021

EVG Etc.: A deep dive on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project; a night at House of X

• Michael Kimmelman, the architecture critic at the Times, checks in with a long read on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (The New York Times)

• With omicron variant concerns, Mayor de Blasio is considering second shot, booster vaccination mandate for NYC restaurants, concerts (Daily News) More about omicron in NYC (Gothamist

• In a lawsuit, the family of Jennifer Blumin, who died with her two young children in a plane crash in 2017, says her landlord contained to charge rent for her East 13th Street penthouse for several months after her death (The Post

• A feature on the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis of Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue (The Times ... reminder: tomorrow, the church is marking the 1-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed its sanctuary on Second Avenue) 

• Residents of the Jacob Riis Houses say they are living with inconsistent heat and hot water and no gas service in their apartments (PIX11)

• Interviews with Council House Speaker candidates, including Carlina Rivera (City Limits

• A four-year-old piece of legislation before the City Council would enable more consistent scrutiny for placement in supportive housing (City Limits

• The legal battle continues at Children's Magical Garden on Norfolk and Stanton (The Post

• The fourth International Human Rights Arts Festival takes place Dec. 6-12 at Wild Project on Third Street near Avenue B (Official site

• Remembering 2 Bridges Music Arts on East Broadway and other long-gone record stores (Interlude Docs

• One night at House of X at the Public Hotel on Chrystie (The Cut)

• How They Might Be Giants — celebrating their 40th year — made "Birdhouse in Your Soul" (The Guardian ... read our 2011 Q&A with John Linnell)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

EVG Etc. Filing another East River Park lawsuit; Calling for more Citi Bike docking stations

Photo by Steven yesterday at the 6th & B Community Garden

• ICYMI: A nonprofit sued the city for allegedly not including enough minority- and women-owned businesses in the construction contract for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (NY1

• A higher waterfront and a lower FDR may be on tap for Lower Manhattan (The City

• The debate continues over outdoor dining (The New York Times) ... while the City Planning Commission voted unanimously for a zoning text amendment (Gothamist

• Opinion: The East Village needs more Citi Bike docking stations (amNY

• An unnamed, pro-Eric Adams labor source alleges the next mayor's inner circle is running a campaign to block Carlina Rivera from becoming City Council speaker "because she's a former dues-paying socialist who voted to defund the NYPD" (The Post

• And see Adams on Colbert (here and here)

• A trip to the just-opened Via Della Scrofa on Fourth Street (TONY) ... first reported by EVG here 

• Suspect wanted for robbing a 24-year-old woman and dragging her down the stairs in 2nd Ave. building (PIX 11)

• Drivers are "continuing to speed like mad" on NYC streets (Streetsblog

• Inside Chinatown's newest food court (Eater

• Check out the film series "Punks Don't Go Home For Thanksgiving" (Metrograph)

Saturday, October 30, 2021

EVG Etc.: Van Leeuwen's cashless ban fine; Halloween Adventure's last Halloween?

Photo on 3rd Street by Stacie Joy 

• Police looking for a suspect who robbed an 80-year-old man with a box cutter in an elevator on 12th and C (ABC-7

• Van Leeuwen fined for violating NYC's cashless ban (Eater

• About the five potential amendments to the State Constitution that are on the ballot this election (The New York Times

• NY Laundry service workers looking for the industry to clean up its act (The Indypendent

• A new report from the Department of Transportation reveals that a new bike lane — whether protected or simply painted — decreases the risk of cyclist injury by 32 to 34 percent (Streetsblog

• Bike parking shortage has remained a persistent problem in NYC; city adding 10,000 bike racks to the streets (The City

• A last holiday look (possibly!) at Halloween Adventure on Fourth Avenue (Gothamist ... previously on EVG

• Halloween at the Merchant’s House Museum on Fourth Street (PIX11

• More about Café de L’Enfer on Avenue A (Time Out ... first on EVG here

• A look inside Susan Alexandra's new bead emporium on Orchard Street (Vogue

• Verizon moving workers to space in Essex Crossing (The Real Deal

... and the coming-soon signage is up for the Le Colombe outpost at Whole Foods Market® Bowery ...

Sunday, October 10, 2021

EVG Etc.: Continuing the debate over outdoor dining; welcoming back parishioners to Middle Collegiate Church

A few headlines from other sources this past week...

• More discussion over making streetside dining permanent (Yahoo! Finance ... CBS New York ... ABC 7 ... PIX11 ... Gothamist ... previously on EVG

• Rats are a growing problem at the Mariana Bracetti Plaza on Third Street (PIX11

• NY State decriminalizes the possession and sale of syringes and hypodermic needles (City Limits

• Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue holds an outdoor service — first in-person since last December's fire (ABC-7 ... amNY

• NYPD now patroling Duane Reade on Avenue B amid a surge in shoplifting (The Post

• An interview with the director of NYC classic "The Panic in Needle Park" on the film's 50th anniversary (Westside Rag

• Local artist Seth Tobocman is teaching a weekly class (starting Tuesday) titled "Comics as Political Expression." Per the description: "This class is for people hoping to express their political convictions through comics, cartooning, or illustration." The class takes place at the Museum of Reclaim Urban Space at 155 Avenue C. Details here.