Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
I posted on Next Door, where I was able to find a man across the courtyard who had already posted about the dogs, and could identify the building and posted a video of the dogs barking and scratching at the back entrance, as well as someone who had seen the dogs moved into the same building at the time when the barking started.Unfortunately, what we learned is that the dogs are being kept in the abandoned unit that formerly was home to Clay Pot at 58 St. Mark's Place. It's empty. So every time I report it to 311, they send a police officer who knocks on the door, no one answers, and they shut the animal neglect ticket.The Office of Health and Mental Hygiene isn't answering their phones or returning messages. The barking is near-constant day and night, and obviously very distressed and suffering. I have been posting flyers outside the door, which get ripped off, and I found a ConEd notice this week saying that there was no tenant in the unit but it was still receiving gas, which would be shut off.I (and the others on NextDoor) am now worried that if it gets cold again, or if electricity is cut off, those dogs will freeze to death, or die of sheer neglect in the dark.Is there anything else EV Grieve readers can think of? I have tried 311 and the 92nd St ASPCA (both of which send the complaint to the local NYPD precinct, which knocks and leaves), flyers, Next Door. I'm at wit's end and feel as though I am just waiting for the dogs to die tragically.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Via the EVG inbox...
In the past few weeks there has been a dog (possibly dogs) that has been barking loudly, early, and all day from the shared courtyard toward the west side of the block between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place ... and First Avenue and Second Avenue.
It's a courtyard that is highly audible to everyone in the surrounding buildings, and people yelling outside the window haven't stopped whatever person is leaving their dog outside all day.
Has anyone else had this problem, or know what can be done to help? Without a specific address or knowing which building is providing the courtyard access, there's no real way to report to the city through 311. Any neighborhood help is appreciated.
Image via Emojipedia!
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Over the weekend, artist Early Riser (aka Lauren Elzbi) completed a mural alongside the 1st Ave. Laundry Center on Second Street at First Avenue, as EVG contributor Stacie Joy reported.
The subject: local pup Oscar Madison, a special needs rescue...
[Photo via @earlyrisernyc]
The 12-foot-tall work is titled "I am strong, I am equal." She completed the mural using freehand, brush and a couple stencils, all in acrylic.
And here's the artist and Oscar with his human companion, Rick Van Benschoten ...
And this is the latest mural along this stretch of Second Street that's curated by East Village Walls...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
From the inbox: Longtime EVG regular Liberation Iannillo brings us word of a new dog-grooming (and walking!) business that opened recently at 330 E. 11th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. They were originally set to open in March, but that didn't happen.
You can find the website for Shake and Tail right here.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Per a reader:
The dog was found with a necktie as a makeshift collar and a chain as a makeshift leash. No real collar or tags.
The girl who found him asked around the dog park if anyone recognized him, but none of us did. He didn't look that old and seemed in decent shape (like he had been taken care of) so maybe he was lost vs. abandoned.
The person who found him will take him to a vet to see if there's a chip...
The vet didn't find a chip. The dog is currently in a loving foster home.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Updated: See below... Rusty Bell was found safe.
This past Saturday evening, Dumbo resident David Buccola was with his dog Rusty Bell on Second Avenue just north of Houston when a car struck him. In the aftermath of the collision, Buccola became separated from Rusty Bell.
Since then, a heartbroken Buccola hasn't seen the dog, a 12-pound female Chihuahua wearing an orange harness, collar and tags. A witness reported spotting her later that night running north on Avenue C near Third Street.
Buccola is offering a $1,000 reward — no questions asked — for her safe return. Details are on the flyer below.
Three friends on 12th Street and Avenue A had found Rusty Bell ... and there was a happy reunion tonight...
Friday, September 27, 2019
[Reader-submitted photo of the West Lawn]
From the EVG inbox...
I was playing with my toddler in the unlocked area in Tompkins Square Park — north of the chess tables and south of the St. Mark's Place entrance. I’ve noticed the New Amsterdam School playing there so I assumed it was a space where children are allowed. A couple of people came in and let their very large dogs off leash. One woman informed me that this area was now an official dog area, though there is no sign posted. She said that for over a year this is the only area (besides the official dog run) where you won’t get a ticket for letting your dog off-leash.
I was wondering if you knew if this area is an official dog area, or just an area that dog owners are claiming for themselves.
The reader asked to put this question out to readers. (One vote for B — dog owners are claiming it for themselves.)
This came up several times last year... when Park regulars complained about more and more people letting their (large) dogs run loose in sections of Tompkins Square Park — especially in that West Lawn the reader above described ...
One owner of a large dog said at the time last year that he didn't like to use the official dog run because it gets too crowded.
Park officials eventually padlocked the West Lawn... for awhile.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Makeshift dog run in Tompkins Square Park has been padlocked