Showing posts with label summer in the city. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer in the city. Show all posts

Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday's parting shot

Keeping cool on 11th Street today... thanks to Lola Sáenz for the photo...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wednesday's parting shot

Trying to make the temps feel cooler today by carrying a snowboard?

Photo on Second Avenue by Derek Berg...

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Area under heat advisory today and tomorrow

NYC is under a heat advisory starting today at noon, lasting through tomorrow at 8 p.m. Cooling centers are open across the city. To find the nearest location call 311 or visit the City’s Cooling Center Finder. This city map provides details on public spray showers as well as tree shade.

Meanwhile, @Newyorkist shared this photo from this morning on Second Avenue and 14th Street. And yes — a few people have pointed out that the man is being inconsiderate for not wearing a mask.

Friday, July 19, 2019

We're having a heat wave

[Cooling center at St. Stanislaus on 7th Street]

As you're likely well aware by now, the city is in for a heat wave — featuring oppressive heat and humidity and unbearable "Baked Apple" puns — through the weekend.

As always in situations like this, I cut-n-paste from The Wall Street Journal:

The National Weather Service said it predicts temperatures of up to 101 degrees in some parts of the city on Saturday. It is the first time since 2012 that temperatures in the city have been more than 100 degrees, according to the weather service.

In New York City, a heat wave is declared when the heat index is 95 degrees or higher for two or more consecutive days.

The heat situation here is bad enough that Mayor de Blasio canceled a weekend trip to Iowa and other early primary states as part of his presidential campaign, per the Journal.

Cooling centers are opening citywide. You can find an interactive map here to find one near you...

Nearby options include...

• Campos Plaza
611 E. 13th St.
Open: M - F 8a-11p; Sa - Su 3p-11p

• John Paul II Friendship NSC
103 E. Seventh. St.
Open: M - F 8a-4p

• Jacob Riis Community Center
80 Avenue D
Open: M - F 8a-11p; Sa - Su 3p-11p

• Sirovich Center
331 E. 12th St.
Open: M - F 8a-8p; Sa 9a-3p

• Lillian Wald Houses Senior Center
12 Avenue D
Open: M - F 8a-4p

• Ottendorfer Library
135 Second Ave.
Open: M - Th 11a-7p; F - Sa 10a-5p

In addition, outdoor pool hours are extended to 8 p.m. at all of the city's Olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools today through Sunday. (Around here, that means the Dry Dock Pool on 10th Street and Hamilton Fish Park on Pitt.)

Find the city's heat tips here. Watch a fan video for "Heat Wave" from Bronski Beat's 1984 excellent debut The Age of Consent here.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Holiday weekend Saturday in Tompkins Square Park

Quiet day in Tompkins Square Park... and the heat index is in the mid-90s, which was also a pretty good movie.

Photo by Lola Saénz

Saturday, June 30, 2018

From the Bake News Media

Photo outside Gem Spa this morning... and the temps may hit 120 inside Zoltar's cabinet...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's so hot out that...

... someone is cooling off this dumpster on Seventh Street...

Dumpster Sprinkler!

Photo by Bobby Williams.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Exclusive: It will be hot today

[8 a.m. on East 14th Street and Second Avenue]

I was thinking of maybe putting together a Hottest Day of the Summer post for tomorrow ... So, if you have some good Hot in the East Village-type photos that you'd like to share, please send them my way via the EV Grieve email.

If not, then I'll just post some stuff from EV Heave.

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, August 12, 2011

Breaking: The summer is going by too quickly

Or around the time that I toss the (unread) Summer Fun issues of various local publications that I was saving. And I have yet to go to Coney Island ... didn't make it to Belmont Park ... Let's focus now on fall movies! Fall fashions! Football! Best fall getaways. 10 books that you need to read this fall. Then in October, I'll have another post on how quickly fall has passed.

Anyway, in general, kind of a lousy summer? Yes? (No?)

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...)

Monday, May 26, 2008

OMG! Isn't that Oliver Platt?!

New York magazine has a listing of some of the movies that will be filming around town this summer. In the LES, two projects are listed, including the new film by Nicole Holofcener starring Catherine Keener and Oliver Pratt (an EV Grieve favorite, by the way). Among the locations: Economy Candy. And the premise: It "concerns a family that wants to expand its two-bedroom but must wait for the cranky old lady in the apartment next door to die." Hmm, based on a true story?

Meanwhile, the listing didn't mention the new Woody Allen film with Larry David that was shooting in the neighborhood in recent weeks. (I was walking on St. Mark's when they were filming at Cafe Mogador. I sure appreciated the young twentysomething PA who yelled at me to keep walking when I was, in fact, walking.)

Anyway, just a few short months before the filming starts on Night at the Museum 2!