Showing posts with label free stuff. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free stuff. Show all posts

Friday, November 6, 2020

Free (and cool?) stuff alert

You've probably seen these flyers around advertising "free & cool stuff" on Ninth Street between Avenue C and Avenue D.

So here we are — it's outside 741 E. Ninth St., home of the Frank Alexander studio, an NYC event designer...
Anyway, it is all free... there is a lot of stuff here, including glassware, linens, plastic flowers, vases, etc. — like the remains of someone's wedding (no cake!) or corporate banquet. And the ground-floor storage space is packed, with people bringing out more items to the sidewalk tables. The giveaway will continue through the week of Nov. 18. 

The event business is certainly hurting right now. Via a Frank Alexander Instagram post from Sept. 2:
Make no mistake our industry is on Red Alert — I stand in solidarity with thousands in the event/entertainment/hospitality industry who are out of work at no fault of their own. Most of us have spent our lives getting to a point where we can make a living doing what we love to do. 
We have spent years building our business from the ground up. Time, money, more time, more money and constant grinding has brought us here. While we have survived recessions, stock market collapses, housing crises and natural disasters, this is something new and unexpected… being told you can't do large events at all. Period.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Today in freebies on 6th Street

As seen on Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B... and hurry! Someone already took the Boys II Men CD!

Thanks to Cara Alwill for the photo!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Free stuff alert in the former Paquito's space on 1st Avenue

Steven shares this from First Avenue just south of Ninth Street... inside the old Paquito's Restaurant space... there are free dishes, glassware, coffee cups, etc. ...

The sit-down Paquito's closed last December after 25 years. That storefront is for lease. Paquito's maintains a to-go counter and delivery service in the space next door.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Today in free treadmills on 3rd Avenue

Spotted on Third Avenue between 12th Street and 13th Street by EVG reader Ann ... the note with the treadmill says that it "works perfectly" ... and it appears to have a workout surface with a 40-percent incline capability, which helps reduce internal rotation of the knees, lessening the chances of cartilage degeneration.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018


EVG reader Mark White shared this photo... spotted early this morning on Second Street and Avenue B. Unfortunately, anything likely considered dope was already long gone...

Monday, November 27, 2017

Today in sidewalk finds

Earlier today, EVG contributor Derek Berg spotted this Singer antique treadle sewing machine with cabinet table up for grabs on Seventh Street ... a short time later, he spotted this couple taking it home...