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

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ghost signage plywood on 7th Street

A recent item to note. EVG reader Paul Gale spotted this on the Seventh Street side of 113 First Ave., where workers are apparently ripping out the wall for more windows at the E Smoke & Convenience shop.

Next to the MCA mural (which we hear is staying put) are pieces of an old wooden sign...

As Paul points out, it's upside down, but it reads:

Surgeon Dentist

This was, of course, from the era in which "surgeons" pedaling jacket crowns were as prevalent as today's bubble-tea shops. As I reported at the time, these crowns were effective, but didn’t last long because of microcracking that occurred during the cooling phase of fabrication and caused issues to the crown and underlying tooth or gum. The later introduction of dicor crowns, which were cemented with zinc phosphate, were more effective.

Anyway, another reader suggested that this plywood may be remnants of some period piece that filmed in the neighborhood. ("Mrs Maisel"?)

Saturday, November 17, 2018

[Updated] The First & First Finest Deli is no longer called that

I don't know when this signage switcheroo happened... in any event, the MTA-stop-friendly First & First Finest Deli at 18 First Ave. between First Street and Second Street is now a very noticeable...

...Food U Desiere 3. (Not sure if this is supposed to be Food U Desire 3. There are other Food U Desire locations in NYC, as the 3 would suggest.)

Anyway, if anyone has any Food U Desiere 3 inside information, please leave a detailed comment. (Same phone number, same employees.)

The space was Roger's Garden, which was rehabbed back in 2011...

Updated 11/19

The sign now reads Food U Desire 3... got rid of that extra e

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Today in photos of a lot of luggage on 13th Street

Ah EVG reader spotted this load of luggage on 13th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B this afternoon... unattended for a moment, though someone did emerge from a building who seemed to be in charge of it...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Today in double spills on 14th Street

Actually this unfortunate double spill likely happened last night as the KFC on 14th Street and Second Avenue wasn't open yet today.

Meanwhile, we will work to recreate how this occurred. It doesn't appear to be a drop, given the position of the cups and the integrity of the structure... the spill tracks also suggest a more gentle flow as opposed to a splat (scientifically speaking).

And we'll sample to see if this was, in fact, Tropicana® Fruit Punch ...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bad hair days: Kings Hairstyling closed for renovations

Brown paper covers the windows at Kings Hairstyling on 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue... thought it might be another small-business casualty ...

But! They are merely closed starting today for a renovation... with a reopening on May 8...

I always liked the look of this place ... with veteran barbers in sporty shirts...

[Image via Yelp]

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today in freebies on 6th Street

A collection of Nora Ephron's writing, an unopened pack of women's briefs by Hanes and three tubes of foot and hand creme with avocado all here between Avenue A and Avenue B... photo via EVG reader Mark White...

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trash can in the trash can

A reader shares this from Third Street and Avenue B... where someone is clearly flouting the city's ban on household trash in street trash cans ... by dumping an entire household trash can ...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

In rain, concern grows for famed Avenue A ice sculpture

There was talk of buying bags of ice at Key to stack around the sculpture to preserve it from the rain and above-freezing temps.

But it was just talk, as it sometimes is.

Also, the hydrant is in front of 79 Avenue A at East Fifth Street if the city/FDNY is reading...


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Headless Duane Reade shopper now has a head

Some closure on one of the most important news stories ever. Live from the Duane Reade on East Second Street and Avenue B.

Last weekend!




Role model…

[EVG file photo]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Headless Duane Reade shopper giving East 2nd Street the creeps

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fender bending on Seventh Street and Avenue A


Here we are at Seventh Street and Avenue A... where just moments ago (12:19), a cab and truck collided...

Our man Jose Garcia is at the scene...

Who hit what and first?

Per Jose: "Being hotly debated now. Looks like the delivery truck cut off the taxi. Unless of course it was the other way around."

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday morning trends: Brown furry things stuck in trees

Last Saturday ...

Today on 13th Street near First Avenue...

What brown furry thing will we find stuck — or placed! — in a tree next Saturday morning?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dude, where's my car?

Dave on 7th just passed along this wire headline popping up on the TimesStoner on Pole for British Grand Prix.

As you were.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


"Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley is doing his best to get over his split with beautiful co-star Blake Lively. Sources said he ended up canoodling two women at the same East Village dive bar the other night. One spy told us, "He danced provocatively and made out with one girl, a gorgeous brunette, then moved on to another young woman, who he kissed in the cab on the way home." (Page Six)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

8:51 this morning...

and the Tompkins Square Park dog run was empty...

Was just trying to remember the last Saturday morning in which it was empty at this hour...

Meanwhile, the Zip car lot on Second Street was empty too...

(The cars in the background are in a different lot...)

Saturday, July 4, 2009


From Page Six today:

It only took Courtney Love eight hours to trash her high-end hotel room at The Inn on Irving Place.

While the rocker was visiting New York on June 17 with her 16-year-old daughter, Frances Bean, sources say Love completely ruined her accommodations.

The hard-partying 44-year-old widow of Kurt Cobain left dirty needles and used feminine hygiene products behind, according to sources, and also flooded the floor.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


The LES legend continues...Yes, it's Lady GaGa:

"I do have a bit of a rock and roll heart even though I'm a pop artist. But I'm a different kind of punk. I like clean, sophisticated lines and detail, which is why I love Chanel and Versace!"

"If people are inspired by my looks, then I love that I'm affecting culture. But I do think that whatever your influence you have to be careful to execute properly."