Monday, May 22, 2023
The Wild Son will not be reopening
On 10th Street, infused bake shop Sweetooth closed for now after raid
Power aid: Transformer work wraps up at the Con Ed substation
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Sunday's parting shot
Another look at yesterday's Dance Parade
Week in Grieview
The Village View Tag Sale is today (Sunday!)
Making a splash at the 2023 Dance Parade
Saturday, May 20, 2023
The incredibly true adventures of papier-mâché man continue
A celebration of Tim Lomas' life today at the 6th and B Garden
The Ukrainian Festival continues this weekend on 7th Street
Reminders: The Dance Parade and DanceParty are today — even in the rain!
At this year's parade and festival, Dance Parade will celebrate its 17th year under the theme "Beyond the Zone" with 10,000 dancers from 160+ dance organizations who will present over 100 unique styles of dance down Avenue of Americas, parade across West 8th Street, perform before the Grand Stand at St. Mark's Place before reaching Tompkins Square Park [for DanceFest].
Friday, May 19, 2023
RIP Andy Rourke
Andy Rourke, the bass player for the Smiths in the 1980s who later relocated to the East Village, died today of pancreatic cancer. He was 59.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Andy Rourke after a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer. Andy will be remembered as a kind and beautiful soul by those who knew him and as a supremely gifted musician by music fans. We request privacy at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/uqunPzgFdy— Andy Rourke (@AndyRourkeMusic) May 19, 2023
"Throughout our teens, we played in various bands around south Manchester before making our reputations with The Smiths from 1982 to 1987, and it was on those Smiths records that Andy reinvented what it is to be a bass guitar player."
Godspeed Andy Rourke, and thank you for the music. pic.twitter.com/MToC9zjHUp— Rough Trade Records (@RoughTradeRecs) May 19, 2023
Devastated to hear of the death of Andy Rourke of The Smiths. Don’t know what to say. Here he is playing my favourite bassline:pic.twitter.com/KEh4ygobtx— Florence of Northumbria (@FlorenceHRScott) May 19, 2023
Very sorry to hear that Smiths bassist Andy Rourke has passed away. I have great memories of him playing with Johnny Marr and myself on the Red Wedge tour. He was a lovely guy and an amazing bass player. My condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/r9moJTxgiG— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) May 19, 2023
Such sad sad news about Andy Rourke - He was an inspirational musician with a style that made so many of us pick up a bass guitar; and the driving force for Manchester Versus Cancer. Our thoughts are with everyone who knew him. Travel well x pic.twitter.com/6hrrfl9bhx— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) May 19, 2023
Rourke relocated from Manchester to the East Village in 2009, settling in an apartment on 13th Street. He later hosted a popular show on East Village Radio.
Sad to wake up+learn the news about the passing of legendary Andy Rourke from pancreatic cancer. I saw him with the Smiths live 4 times-also with Blitz Vega. He recently sent me a message and I was completely unaware that he had been sick.A great bass player, DJ, and a kind man. pic.twitter.com/xZPeknGSPj— Matt Pinfield (@mattpinfield) May 19, 2023
The 'Gilded' age
Out and about with Rhett the Rhino
A winning bid for Theatre 80; a vow to keep fighting for the building
We are deeply saddened to report that [on May 9], lacking intervention from the city, 78-80 St. Mark's Place, the longtime home of Theatre 80, was sold at auction ... This is a tragic loss for our city and neighborhood, and particularly tragic for the Otways, the long-time proprietors of the building and theater.However, this need not be the end of this story. The Otways are still urging the city to intervene to take possession of the building and allow it to be operated by a nonprofit which would continue the work of Theatre 80, and we are still fighting to have the historic building landmarked, so no matter who the owner is, we can ensure this piece of our city’s history is not destroyed. We will continue to work to try to ensure that the cultural vitality embodied by Theatre 80 and the history embodied by this building survive.