Showing posts with label slow news day my ass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label slow news day my ass. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Will it ever snow again?

We posted this photo from Avenue A and Fourth Street circa January 2010 on Instagram the other day (we left out the D on Food in the original shot — Key Foo!). 

And several people reminisced about when it used to snow in NYC in January. 

For awhile it looked as if we might get at least some flurries today... but the forecast later changed to all rain. And wind! 

Obviously all this hasn't gone unnoticed. Gothamist noted this lack of snow last week. 

And per AccuWeather on Monday: 
The Big Apple is just days away from breaking a record that might seem unimaginable: the latest date to see measurable snowfall in recorded history. While the city has seen precipitation since the winter season officially began, it has primarily come in the form of rain instead of snow due to abnormally warm temperatures. At the official weather station in New York City's Central Park, no measurable snow has been recorded this winter, only flurries.
While the city has gotten cold enough for snow throughout this winter season and some flurries have been spotted, the most the city has recorded at its official location in Central Park is a trace of snow, which occurred as recently as Jan. 14. But a trace amount of snow does not count as measurable snowfall, which brings New York City to 320 days in a snow drought as of Jan. 24, the second-longest snowless streak on record for the city. The longest snowless streak lasted 332 days and ended on Dec. 15, 2020. 

New York City is also nearing the record for the longest stretch into the snow season without seeing more than a trace of snow. The latest date on record was Jan. 29, 1973. The 2022-23 season currently stands in second place after outlasting 1871, a year when snow was not measured until Jan. 21. 

Jan. 21, 1871! (We were at McSorley's that day, figuring it would be going out of business soon. Who wants two mugs of beer at once? What a waste!) 

For now, the next chance of snow is in the forecast for Feb. 2.

Meanwhile, we'll always have photos... ah!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Saturday's opening shot

The heatwave has rendered the reflective pool on Avenue A near Ninth Street useless for Instagrammers (sobbing emoji).

Perhaps today's forecast, which includes a flash flood watch, will restore the perpetual puddle to its fully plenished state ...

Monday, September 7, 2020

Today in photos of a discarded meat slicer on 1st Avenue

EVG reader Noah Shannon shared these photos from First Avenue at Sixth Street...

The abandoned slicer looks too carefully placed to be randomly discarded. Perhaps the Cuomo Administration left this to remind bars and restaurants that they must offer "substantial" menu items with curbside service?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The serene, reflective pond of Avenue A is officially dried up — for now

The reflective pool on Avenue A near Ninth Street that has delighted both M14 riders and Instagrammers alike with its serene and peaceful charm ...

... has become a victim of this relentless heatwave...

This is all that remains of the perpetual puddle...

These photos also help dispel the rumors that the pond was fed through underground spring.

In any event, this promises to only be temporary, as tomorrow's forecast of rain should refill the basin...

Monday, May 7, 2018

16 Handles returns all glown up

16 Handles recently returned from its closed-for-renovations state on Second Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street with new signage that no longer looks like 16 Hindles.

Here's more on the new look via the EVG inbox from Friday...

In celebration of the brand’s 10th birthday, 16 Handles East Village has a fresh new look, complete with custom neon signs, the brand’s signature bold colors, and exposed brick, giving the East Village store the ultimate glow up. The brand will also be working with local artists to paint murals to amplify the space.

The store has also incorporated an entirely new element — #TreatsBy16 counter-serve Fro-Yo, ice cream, and desserts — by bringing a soft-serve machine behind the counter. The very first product to launch with this new concept is the #GalaxyCone ... a deliciously sweet combination of Cotton Candy and Sweet Taro Pie frozen yogurt, served in a cotton candy cloud cone with stars and galaxy-themed hues of blue, pink, and purple.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Real Yellow Pages have arrived

Reader reports are coming in from all over the neighborhood with news that the Yellow Pages have arrived. Or are arriving.

This year's cover features a shot of the Empire State Building under attack by a spacecraft a la "Independence Day" as well as an ad for Epic Security Corp. "Fully insured. Armed and unarmed guards." The security guard pictured does have both arms.

While the directories are tightly wrapped in plastic, you may still want to bring them indoors before it really starts to rain...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

You Gotti be kidding me: Mobster biopic pulled 10 days before release

[Photo in February by Daniel]

Back in February, crews were out on 10th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue filming scenes for "Gotti," the biopic starring John Travolta, seen above, in the title role.

"Gotti," directed by "Entourage" star Kevin Connolly, was set to open on Dec. 15.

Not anymore. The Tracking Board reports that Lionsgate dropped the film from its schedule and sold it back to its producers. There isn't any word on why Lionsgate decided to drop "Gotti."

Insiders say that "Gotti" would have given 10th Street its meatiest role since "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" filmed between Second Avenue and Third Avenue in 2005.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Mob scene on 10th Street as 'Gotti' crew and John Travolta hold forth

Monday, May 22, 2017


Spotted on Sixth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C... thanks to EVG reader Noah Shannon for the photo.

One more soon and we'll have a trends piece.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The fast and the flurrious

A quick weather break...

A before (above) and after of this morning's (unexpected?) flurry action...

Thanks to EVG reader John Iz for the photos from Seventh Street.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mystery ball mysteriously arrives in Washington Square Park

That ball that was spotted outside Webster Hall on Thursday...

[Photo by Nora Gala]

...was seen in Washington Square Park yesterday, as our blogging friend Roger_Paw pointed out...

Perhaps it rolled there?

Sunday, January 10, 2016

We're going to need more digits for this Powerball

First of all, you didn't win the $949.8 million Powerball drawing last night. Sorry!

Given that, the next jackpot could reach an estimated $1.3 billion, lottery officials told ABC News.

And given that (again), there aren't enough digits to note this on the lottery ad on St. Mark's Place near Second Avenue, as these photos by EVG Powerball correspondent Steven show...

According to someone who knows math and stuff, there's a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball's grand prize.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Start-up Christmas/holiday tree stands available to budding entrepreneurs

Several of the tree vendors left behind their unsold wares as Dec. 25 came and went (oh, how was your day?) ... seemed to be the most remaining product on East Houston between Essex and Norfolk...

And this tree got as far as across Essex Street...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Today in trash can fires on 2nd Avenue

This afternoon on Second Avenue at East Second Street... and the FDNY was quickly on-hand to extinguish the flames...

Photos via Danielle Baskin

Friday, September 4, 2015

Developing: Uni K Wax Center sign is on its way up; lime green and violet never looked so good

Anyone who things the Friday before Labor Day is a slow news day, well — you're wrong.

This morning, crews are carefully putting into place the Uni K Wax Center signage here at 120 Second Ave. near East Seventh Street... behold the pleasing lime green-violet color combo...

The waxing center has also nailed the three most important qualities when it comes to waxing — all natural, safe AND affordable, at least in the opinion of this blogger.

As previously noted, the address here is returing to its spa roots. After a short-lived time as the froyo spot Twister, the storefront housed a Spa Belles.

Updated 12:03 p.m.

And ta-da!

[Photo by EVG waxing correspondent Steven]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Former froyo spot will become body waxing center on 2nd Avenue, just because

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Did someone steal this police car's lights?

Well, OK. Can't recall seeing an NYPD slicktop Ford Taurus Police Interceptor before... (Maybe we haven't really looked?)

Spotted on Second Avenue and East Fifth Street near the 9th Precinct today via Derek Berg.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Who wants to adopt the ExxonMobil tree?

This little fella remains behind at the former BP station that closed on Second Avenue at East First Street in July … in its original Exxon-branded planter … Will it go unclaimed to the day the station is finally demolished to make way for 50,000-square-feet of residences…?

Friday, November 7, 2014


Don't recall ever seeing a Citi Bike with a white seat … like this one on East Seventh Street at Avenue A that Derek Berg spotted…