Showing posts with label East Ninth Street. Show all posts
Showing posts with label East Ninth Street. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Workers remove last fire-damaged car from East Ninth Street

A fire on East Ninth Street late Friday night destroyed three cars parked next to the controversial former P.S. 64 between Avenue B and Avenue C... this afternoon, workers removed the remaining car from the street...

Photo and video via MoRUS.

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Early-morning car fire on East 9th Street

Looking at the remains of last night's East Ninth Street car fire

Father Pat lost his car in Friday night's fire

Father Pat lost his car in Friday night's fire on East Ninth Street

[EVG reader Galwegian]

Several people in the comments have pointed out that one of the cars destroyed in Friday night's fire on East Ninth Street belonged to Father Pat, certainly a well-known figure in the neighborhood ... his car is the red Honda Civic.

DNAinfo talked to Father Pat yesterday. Per the article:

"I heard some noise, and I saw a thick shadow and one of the cars was on fire," said Father Pat, who said not having a car will make his work more difficult.

"It’s a loss. It's disappointing. But I'm rolling with the punches."

Father Pat, 81, founded Bonitas House, a shelter for troubled teenagers and illegal immigrants, on East Ninth Street nearly 50 years ago. Here's an interview that GammaBlog did with Father Pat back in January.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Looking at the remains of last night's East Ninth Street car fire

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Looking at the remains of last night's East Ninth Street car fire

Around 8 a.m., three police officers were on East Ninth Street ... at the scene of last night's fire between Avenue B and Avenue C that likely wiped out three cars... We overheard an officer asking the security guard on duty at the former P.S. 64 about the plywood outside the building ...

...later, via a reader...

... and EVG reader Galwegian, who noted the street cleaning is Monday on this side of the street...

More to come... At this point, we're not sure of the cause of the fire...

Updated noon:

After the planned meeting outside Ben Shaoul's Magnum Real Estate office last evening, John Penley headed here around 9 ... where he was joined by a handful of other people protesting the proposed dorm development of P.S. 64.

Via Facebook, Penley said that he "was tired and feeling sick and left about midnight." As for the other people in the group? "Later I was told cops had threatened to arrest people. I didn't hear about what happened until this morning."

The resident who took the top photo on this post said that he heard the protestors earlier, but didn't see anyone at the scene when the fire started around 1:20 a.m.

[Updated] Early-morning car fire on East 9th Street

A reader reports that there was a three-car fire last night next to the former P.S. 64 on East Ninth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. The reader puts the time of the fire at 1:24 a.m. The FDNY had the fire extinguished by 1:45 a.m., according to the reader.

And via Twitter...

And another video...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rumors: The owners of The Immigrant hope to open new cafe on East Ninth Street

A tipster tells us that the East Village residents behind The Immigrant, the small wine bar at 341 E. Ninth St., will also rent the space next door ... which was most recently the clothing boutique Change of Season.

We understand that the concept will be similar to the low-key atmosphere of the Immigrant, though with more of an emphasis on beer rather than wine. Look for this application to appear on the next CB3/SLA docket.

Although we don't have a lot of direct experience with The Immigrant, we're told that they pick up as much of their supplies as possible from businesses such as Russo's that are within a few blocks of here...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Friday flashback: Yesterday's First Avenue manhole explosion, the movie

On Fridays this fall, and probably winter and spring and... we'll post one of the 12,000-plus EVG, uh, posts from yesteryear... like this one from Oct. 27, 2010 ...


Many thanks to EV Grieve reader Jason B. for this video...

A few highlights:

• The onlooker in the beginning eating a banana
• The firefighter dragging the Voice box out of harm's way (32-second mark)
• The young man crossing the street right in front of the smoking manhole and getting yelled at (46-second mark)

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated]: Explosion, fire on First Avenue and Ninth Street

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Tomorrow: Block Party on East Ninth Street

From the EV Grieve inbox... no packages of tube socks here...
Annual 9th Street A-1 Block Association Block Party

(9th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)
Saturday, September 15, 11 am – 5 pm (no rain date)

Live Music (from noon - 4 pm) featuring

* Bluesco Band
* Navivan
* Nick Palumbo & the Flipped Fedoras

Resident artists, crafts people and photographers will be showing and selling their work, and residents will be selling a la "stoop sale" — antiques, bric-a-brac, clothing, accessories, music, jewelry, etc.

Raffles for gifts, discounts or coupons from block businesses, who will also be offering their wares

Block businesses include:
* Boutiques and Antiques: Bridal Veil Falls, Cloak & Dagger, Devorado, Dorian Grey Gallery, Dusty Buttons, Enchantments, Flower Power, Grey Era Vintage, Ollie's Place, Pink Olive, Polytima, Pork Pie Hatterie, Puppy Love Kitty Kat, Reason Outpost, The Upper Rust
* Restaurants: Cigkoftem, Dirt Candy, Empanades, Exchange Alley, Good Beer, Kajitsu, Whitman's, Zucker Bakery
* Hair Salons/Barbers: Lovemore & Do, Maria Mok Salon, Neighborhood Barber

Monday, September 10, 2012

I Coppi is closed for now on East Ninth Street

I Coppi, the pleasant Italian eatery on East Ninth Street, is closed for now... Dave on 7th and William Klayer sent along the news this past weekend...There is a legal document on the door dated Friday... tough to make out, quite frankly...

This part of the court notice looks as if the restaurant owes $37,600 in rent...

The restaurant opened in 1998 ... and we understand that they might be relocating ... A side note, Porchetta/Porsena owner Sara Jenkins was the chef here back in the early days...

Photos by William Klayer.

Friday, August 24, 2012

[VIDEO] 'Suffering terribly' from the mystery noise on East Ninth Street

Earlier this week, we posted the signs about the "terrible screeching noise" from somewhere behind a building on East Ninth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C ...

There's also a video.

Per the description on the video: "If anybody has any idea what the noise might be and how it can be stopped, please let me know."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

About that 'terrible screeching noise' on East Ninth Street

A more specific sign has arrived on East Ninth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C ... we posted a photo of the first sign yesterday... it was a little skimpy on details...

Now, though...

[Bobby Williams]

And a reader left this in the comments:

The noise is a high pitched sound that sometimes sounds like a whine and at present more like a shriek that varies in pitch. It's affecting people in the upper stories, especially at the rear of buildings on the eastern half of 9th and 10th Streets between B and C. It continues 24/7 for days at a time. It first began last Thanksgiving and returns intermittently. The latest episode has lasted more than a week and those of us affected are getting pretty desperate, as the sign indicates. Calls to 311 have got us nowhere so we've now appealed to CB3 to use their influence with the DEP. As the sign indicates, we can't trace where the noise is coming from but it's most likely a ventilation system.

Monday, August 20, 2012

'Stop the noise!'

[Bobby Williams]

As the sign posted on East Ninth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C shows ... there is ample noise coming from ... somewhere.

If the person/people who left the put up the sign would like to expound on this in the comments ... Bar noise? Renovation noise? Rooftop BBQ woo?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gregg Wolf's Bijoux Couture closing tomorrow

[Via Yelp]

HippieChick passes along the news that, after 25 years at 346 E. Ninth St., Gregg Wolf is closing up his studios here between First Avenue and Second Avenue... The silversmith is moving to Florida. Despite some celebrity clients, he couldn't keep the business going in the current economy. (Among others, Wolf created jewelry for fashion designer-artist Stephen Sprouse in the 1980s.)

"And so another unique and wonderful East Village art business is lost to us all," says HippieChick. "I will miss him and his talent very much."

Thursday is his last day in business.

Friday, May 25, 2012

East Ninth Street smells like manure this morning

Just between Avenue A and First. Did a manure spreader jack-knife here last night?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Breaking: Car fire on East Ninth Street

Just east of Second Avenue... Photo and tip via EVG reader Kristen, who notes, as of 7:32, emergency responders were on the scene...

And a little later ... after the FDNY put out the engine fire ... via @JacobDAnderson

And from EV Grieve reader Terry Howell...

... and this afternoon.... via EVG reader William Klayer...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Checking in on the community center-supportive housing project on East Ninth Street

Here's a construction project that we haven't looked in on in some time. Over on East Ninth Street just east of Avenue C, workers are converting the former Henry Street Settlement Day Care #3 into a community facility space on the ground floor...

... the upper levels will house 46 units (28 studios and 12 one-bedroom apartments). The housing will serve homeless young adults and young adults aging out of the foster-care system. An additional 12 units will be set aside for young single adults with a child. The city OK'd plans to add an addition floor to the existing structure.

Here's how the renovations are going as of yesterday ... in these photos via Bobby Williams...

The project is a joint venture among Phipps Houses ... University Settlement/The Door ... and Loisaida, Inc. SLCE Architects created the plans... We're not sure of the timetable for completion...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Community center and supportive housing coming to East Ninth Street

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fire on East Ninth Street

8E sends along this photo from a fire earlier this evening at 55 E. 9th St. (between Broadway and University) ... don't know the extent of the damage just yet...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

[Updated] Reader report: No water (or sleep) on East Ninth Street

EV Grieve reader MP sent along this photo, noting that work crews were busy here overnight on East Ninth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue repairing a broken water line... we understand the water was shut off on the block...and it was running a mucky brown. Any updates?

Updated 7:08 a.m.
The workers got the job done... water is back on this morning... the street is patched back up...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Packing up the 1960s on East Ninth Street

After the Coen Brothers filmed scenes for the 1960s period piece "Inside Llewyn Davis" on East Ninth Street yesterday ... crews were on the scene early this morning to pack up the dressed-up storefronts...

Will Good Beer keep the Schaefer sign in the window?

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Coen Brothers want to dress up East Ninth Street