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

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Local blogger far too curious about the DBGB sidewalk cafe

On Monday, a local blogger blogged about the sidewalk cafe at DBGB on the Bowery. To date, the blogger had seen the outdoor cafe set up once.

Then! On Monday evening, the blogger noticed that the sidewalk cafe was UP and running; promptly causing the blogger to blog about that.

The blogger found it curious that Team DBGB would even bother putting out the sidewalk cafe on a typically slow evening — especially with hail-producing thunderstorms expected to pass over the city in the next few hours.

Then! Last night, on an evening the blogger described as "pleasant" to an acquaintance, there was no DBGB sidewalk cafe

To be continued, unfortunately....

Friday, September 3, 2010

Investigating that weird thingamajig on the Second Avenue Chase branch

The last time we looked at the Chase branch on Second Avenue at 10th Street, Rev. Billy & the Church of Life After Shopping had placed some coal mountain mud in the lobby... this afternoon, EV Grieve correspondent Blue Glass notes the presence of something else...


There's only one (or two!) explanations... per Blue Glass: "Is this a DOT/ConEd curse?"


Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Exclusive: The Penistrator didn't act alone

Given the behavior of some Smurfs cast members this spring .... authorities released the above photo... perhaps as a cautionary tale of some sort.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Even Porta-Potties get makeovers on the Bowery these days

Yesterday, BoweryBoogie and Curbed checked in on the progress at 257 Bowery, home of the new Sperone Westwater Gallery...

Meanwhile, to the important story here. I've been keeping tabs on the Call-A-Head for the construction workers at street level ... Even by Porta-Potty standards, this one was pretty sub-standard... But! Like many things on the Bowery of late, it had been converted.

...with the potential for a breeze...

And I finally got a look inside the space the other evening...

Not sure how much the owners are paying a square foot, but I do like what they have done with the limited space...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Le Da Nang sign up

Workers yesterday hung the new sign for the Vietnamese eatery taking over the former Sea space on Second Avenue between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.

Not the most exciting news. But! This may be the quickest renovation that we can recall... The plywood for this space went up at the end of January. We're so used to seeing renovations meander along...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tiger beat

Yes, as a matter of fact I am posting photos of a cat. Do you know Tiger at East Village Convenience on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place? Well, if not...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Window pain on the Bowery

The Chase branch on Bowery and First Street lost a window the other day. And someone else left behind a little saliva on the window next to it...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Governors Island ad campaign based on gang film?

On Avenue C.

No, but the slogan reminded me of something! Come out and play....? So close to come out to play....

Friday, August 7, 2009

Have you been toting middle school-style all summer?


Backpacks showed up on several of the men’s Spring ‘10 runways — a good harbinger of trends to come, alongside the fact that I’ve been seeing hipster kids on the Lower East Side toting middle school-style all summer.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Walkman this way

Wow — the Sony Walkman was introduced 30 years ago this week. Which reminds me. I recently busted out my portable AM-FM/cassette Walkman from a long time ago. I needed a radio for something. Anyway, I was inspecting the Walkman on a crowded 4 train. And I discovered a tape was in the Walkman. XTC's "Skylarking"! (Had I used this thing since, say, 1986?) I was fumbling around with the batteries. Then I realize. These two recent-college-grad types are looking at me in mild disbelief and horror, perhaps. Like I'm poor or low-tech and can't have an iPod. When the tape rewinds, I give them a nod and press play.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Heard that some paparazzi and various stalkers were hanging out on Avenue B near Manitoba's last night...Why? Who knew! According to Celebrity Gossip, a Web site about, um, celebrity gossip, Rihanna was at East Side Ink "taking a lesson in tattooing and having a marvelous time."

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Work out like Derek Jeter -- for at least seven days

This time of year sports clubs like to make us feel fat (fatter?) and pasty (pastier?). So we'd better join! Anyway, for some reason, I keep getting e-mails from the NEW! Derek Jeter ultra sports club health place thing for a free trial membership. Tempting! But probably not. Seems like a lot of work. Couldn't I just meet him at, oh, say, Butter?

Truth is, I'm holding out for Gwynnie's gym.