Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sounds better today than hot chocolate

Spotted in the window at Moishe's Bake Shop on Second Avenue today.

Photo by Elizabeth Janovsky‎

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Here's what we did last summer

Some scenes from the summer of 2013.


We watched the annual Drag March

[Photo by editrrix]

We bid farewell to the Blarney Cove

We saw a random bouncy castle out back of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer on East Fourth Street

We came together to help a gravely injured employee of East Village Farm and Grocery

[Photo via @Xeus]

We got to hang out with Iggy Pop in 1993.

We mourned Arturo Vega

We rooted for Ray getting an A

[Shawn Chittle]

We learned that Midtown South has new boundaries.

We met Treeman

[EVG reader Jeremy]

We watched Katz's turn 125

[Photo by Stephen Popkin]

We talked a lot about Citi Bikes, one way or another

We took in Art Around the Park during the Howl! Festival

[Bobby Williams]


We found new uses for Citi Bikes

[Photo by Julius Klein]

We lined up to say bye to Max Fish

[Photo by @toddsines]

We saw the end of Tu Casa's mural

[EVG reader Ann]

We went on vacation for the first time

We watched Katie Holmes on Avenue B

[EVG reader Vinny]

We took care of a baby bird

We found ways to cool off.


We watched Mary Help of Christians disappear

[Dan Efram]

We saw people write things on where David Schwimmer will live

[EVG reader Marc]

We had our last meal at Odessa Cafe and Bar

We almost fell into this...

We watched the Joe Strummer mural get blasted into oblivion

[Bobby Williams]

We looked for 13 Portals

[Jim Flynn]

We learned about Nestor

We watched a man steal a bike

We welcomed an actual normal new restaurant

We marveled at Rite Aid

We learned that the 9th Precinct illegally recruited a player for its basketball team

[Slum Goddess]

We took this photo

We went to the Tompkins Square Park riot 25th anniversary shows...

[Bobby Williams]

We enjoyed many amazing sunsets...

[Bobby Williams]

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

I know what you did this summer

The Barracudas with "Summer Fun" from 1980. Good song. But! Worst. Lip. Synching. Ever.

How can I really be expected to post today when the first day of summer is here?

[Into the forest of St. Mark's Place yesterday]

Didn't prepare much for class today, being the first day of summer and all. (And something about a "solstice.") Was going to try an Open Thread Friday (so 2006!) kinda thing on summer Fridays. CAPTCHA is off. Talk about anything! See where it goes! But that's probably a really bad idea!

So what will this be the summer of? The Summer of Complaining About/Loving Citi Bikes? The Summer of High-Waited Denim Shorts?

I'm going for The Summer of the Tire Left In Front of Your Door. This will be a thing.

[The New York Times expands its automotive coverage]

See, this is what happens when you take away parking spots. People start spreading their car parts everywhere.

See you after Labor Day.

Previously on EV Grieve:
How can I really be expected to post today when 78 degrees™ is on the way?

How can I really be expected to post today when the Storm of Feb. 8™ is on the way?

How can I really be expected to post today when heavy thunderstorms are likely on the way?

Friday, August 31, 2012

So long summer...

[Photo by @MeredithBlake]

Summer isn't officially over... just ceremoniously with the arrival of Labor Day Weekend. (Don't worry — according to The Wall Street Journal, you can still wear white jeans past Labor Day.)

So The Summer of Bees™ prediction didn't really pan out.

Anyway, so long Moira ... Katie ... crusties ... storm clouds ... fake human kidney ... (these were all among the most popular EVG posts based on traffic or pageviews or whatever)...

And I've had better summers. You?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summertime in New York City: The East Village 1991

In honor of the first official day of summer... a video titled "Summertime in New York City: The East Village 1991."

Here's the description via YouTube:

The Lower East side, 1991, NYC. I weep when I see this. I used to live here. 13th street between B and C. With Khusenaton, on flute. I see him step right in here, he used to do that when I read. Intense, beautiful fantastic. Dead. He died that winter. I can remember the way he used to say, "here comes James." "Hardcore. too deep." A beautiful human being. He told the truth, and was my friend. It seems long ago, and like yesterday.

H/T to Neighborhoodr for first posting this video several weeks ago.

Friday, June 1, 2012

What will this be the summer of....?

It's June 1, might as well go ahead and declare/label this the summer of something around here. Why wait?

After the summer of 2010, some blogger the worldwide media declared that it was the Summer of the Bedbug(s). Last year, the Summer of the Rat(s).

Among the 2012 contenders: The Summer of the Bee. Or The Summer of the Swarm.

And we're well on our way. With the swarm on the Bowery a few weeks back (which ended up in Tompkins Square Park). And how about the swarm the other day at the Seaport?

It's happening. Out on the streets. People know.

And we've obtained photos that city officials don't want you to see.

And the City's Frontline Bee Responders practicing, uh, responding.

I'm happy to have this be the Summer of Something Else. Just let me know in the comments. Will work on it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A look back: East Village Summer 2011

Today is the first day of fall. Or, if you wish, autumn. But fall really sounds less pretentious.

This past summer, we posted 1,036, uh, posts.

Here are just a few of them.

JUNE: (311 posts)

At the Howl Festival...


Three weeks with a pop-up piano in Tompkins Square Park...

[Bobby Williams]


Another summer of free concerts in Tompkins Square Park ...

[High Teen Boogie, by Bobby Williams]


First word viaThe Villager that the St. Mark's Bookshop was struggling...



We learned about the doorshitter...


Famed camouflager Liu Bolin camouflaged himself in Kenny Scharf's mural on the Houston/Bowery Mural Wall ...

[Photo by Samdarko Eltosam]


A June afternoon outside the Mars Bar...

[Photo Bobby Williams]


The former 35 Cooper Square on June 3 — mission accomplished!

[Bobby Williams]


The travelers/crusties returned...

[Bobby Williams]


Open Road Park closed ... and reopened ...

JULY: (316 posts)

Introducing the Flaming Cactus of Astor Place...

[Bobby Williams]


Walk Man quickly came and went...


Redrum went missing... and was found...


How hot was it...?

[EV Grieve reader Rita]


Longtime bartender John Leeper retired from the Grassroots Tavern ...


It was (is!) the TSP Ratstravaganza...


Did we mention that it was hot?


We somehow survived Smurfs Week ...


A-ten-hut! ...

[Bobby Williams]


Banjo Jim's closed ...


Farewell, Mars Bar ...



Celebrating the life of d.b.a. owner Ray Deter, who died July 3 following a bicycle accident...



A memorial for Monica Shay ... who was shot and killed at the Pennsylvania country home she shared with her husband Paul.

[Bobby Williams]

AUGUST: (409 posts)

The BMW Guggenheim Lab opened, think tanking ensued.

[Photo by Bob Arihood]


At the 'Let Them Eat Cake/Eat the Rich/ No Comfort Zone street party' ...

[Photo by Gil Robichaud]


The NYPD went all out to find the people who beat up Gavin DeGraw ...


Cooper Union chopped down some trees at 51 Astor Place...





Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc in the aisles at Key Food...


..and, much worse, neighborhood parks and community gardens...

[Dave on 7th]


7-Eleven began its Slurpeevasion on the Bowery...


See you next summer ...

[Bobby Williams]