Showing posts with label fruit vendor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fruit vendor. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The fruit vendor returns to Astor Place

We may have temporarily lost the cube (Alamo) on Astor Place, but we have gained a fruit vendor. 

EVG regular Lola Sáenz notes that Abdul the fruit vendor has returned to the sidewalk outside 51 Astor Place (and across from Cooper Union) for the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020...
Welcome back, Abdul...

Monday, March 28, 2022

A 2-day cold-weather break for the 1st Avenue fruit vendor

Photo by Steven 

In case you were going by First Avenue and Sixth Street today or tomorrow for some fruit and vegetables... the vendor is taking a break with the cold temps.

The vendor just returned last Monday after a late-winter hiatus.

Monday, March 21, 2022

The fruit vendor is BACK on 1st Avenue and 6th Street

From the tipline... after a weeks-long, late-winter hiatus, the fruit vendor is back on the SE corner First Avenue and Sixth Street. A reader saw the cart return last night.

H/T Steph and Isa!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The taco cart is BACK on 2nd Street and Avenue A

After missing in action for about six weeks, the taco cart is back on Avenue A and Second Street. 

OK, it's actually a different cart with a new name — Tacos Mary now (Tacos Cholula before). 

However, an EVG reader who shared the photo here from Tuesday night says the workers are the same. Apparently, this operation is related to the Tacos Mary out in Queens

Also! A reliable source tells us that the fruit vendor will be back soon on Sixth Street and First Avenue. Also, MIA these past few weeks.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Missing in the East Village: the fruit vendor on 1st Avenue; the taco cart on 2nd Street

Reader queries have arrived this week... asking about some now-missing regulars around the neighborhood. 

For starters, the fruit vendor has not been at his usual post on the SE corner of First Avenue and Sixth Street for several days. (Top photo.) 

The vendor had been toughing it out during the winter months, but now everything is gone. (H/T Goggla!)

There was some speculation — over the clickety-clack of typewriters in the EVG newsroom — that perhaps the Citi Bike docking station prompted the departure and, perhaps, relocation. While the dock isn't new, its arrival meant the vendor needed to find parking elsewhere for his van with supplies to keep the stand stocked with fruit and vegetables.

Meanwhile, on the NW corner of Second Street at Avenue A...
... the whereabouts of the Tacos Cholula cart is unknown. One grieving regular puts the absence now at a few weeks. We have our best people looking into this.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Rather random Avenue A fruit stand randomly gone

The fruit stand that arrived in mid-April on Avenue A near Sixth Street has apparently packed up and left. They seemed to operate on an honor system, leaving the stand wrapped in a blue tarp and unattended overnight.

Any comments about their produce? 

Monday, June 8, 2020

The 1st Avenue fruit vendor returns

[Photo by Goggla this morning]

After a nearly three-month absence, the fruit-vegetable vendors returned to First Avenue and Sixth Street outside Village View. (H/T Janet and @ehschubegan!) Today marks their first day back in business ... since leaving on March 19 as the COVID-19 crisis took hold and pedestrian traffic dwindled.

Friday, March 20, 2020

The 1st Avenue fruit cart has departed

The fruit-vegetable vendors here on First Avenue and Sixth Street outside Village View packed up and left last night. (H/T Janet!)

Noticed yesterday afternoon that they had an ample supply of produce. Were people just not buying any?

Friday, December 7, 2018

When is the fruit vendor on 1st Avenue and 6th Street closing down for the winter?

By this time of year, the fruit-vegetable vendors here on First Avenue and Sixth Street outside Village View usually pack it up for the season... with a spring-time return.

However, as the photo above via Riley McCormick from last night shows, the vendors are still on the scene ... and will be here through the winter. Riley double-confirmed the news with the sellers last evening. So there's a good daily produce option here to ease the winter doldrums...

Friday, April 13, 2018

1st Avenue and 6th Street bearing fruit once again

The vendor(s) have returned for the season yesterday here on First Avenue and Sixth Street outside Village View...

They've been away since Oct. 31.

Thanks to EVG reader Riley McCormick for the photos yesterday!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

1st Avenue fruit vendors pack up for the season

[EVG file photo]

Last night was the last call this season for the fruit-vegetable vendors here on First Avenue and Sixth Street outside Village View ... EVG reader Rainer Turim shared these photos from last night (there was word of a small going-away party) ...

The vendors returned for the season here back in April...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fruit vendor returns to 1st Avenue and 6th Street

As the headline implies, the fruit vendor is back in action on First Avenue at Sixth Street after a winter hiatus from this spot... EVG reader Riley McCormick, who shared the top photo, said the stand returned here yesterday...

And a reader-submitted photo from this morning...