Monday, September 3, 2018

Another Senseless Baby Bird Death

Unfortunately, not everything that happens in the East Village is happy happy joy joy.

Following the death of the beloved Hawky in August, came this senseless baby bird death, on East 6th Street:

Senseless bird death.

One East Villager wrote:
This beautiful young soul will never sore high up in the clouds bringing the caring people joy and happiness of watching his magnificence. He never got the chance to live his life. Instead he suffered a horrible death.
East Villagers truly are emotional people!

#eastvillage #6thstreet #deadbirds

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Another Senseless Hawk Death

Here's another thing that happened while I was busy not posting—

Back in October, 2017, in a post called Against The Hawks, I wrote:
The Parks Department should trap the hawks and move them to the Adirondacks, where they belong.
Unfortunately, my words were not heeded, and now another senseless hawk death has occurred.

Here is a picture of the dead hawk, whose name was Mr. Hawk — or Hawky,
as he liked to be called:

Hawky, with googly eye.

What's next, wolverines?! If wolverines move into the park, are East Villagers just going to say "They're so helpful — they eat the rats!"

Rats respond to one thing only: poison. If we're going to get rid of the rats, we have to move the hawks, for their own safety.

This has been a public service announcement by East Village Today.

#eastvillage #tompkinssquarepark #hawks #rats #wolverines #publicserviceannouncement #googlyeyes #deadbirds

Target

A lot of awesome things happened in the East Village these past couple of months — there's nothing new about that!

One of the most exciting is that the local Target finally opened at the corner of Avenue A and East 14th Street!

Here is a picture of the inside, looking through the window on East 14th Street:

Through the window.

This Target is so special, there are ads for it even outside the East Village, like this one on the north side of East 14th Street at First Avenue:

Target ad outside the East Village.

To celebrate their opening, they paid homage to East Village history by re-creating the outside of the beloved dive bar CBGB:

TRGT – (screen shot from another web site).

Unfortunately, this angered many older East Villagers, who were quick to point out that Asian women and Black men did not go to CBGB, at least not in its heyday, when they went.

Most East Villagers were not affect by this historical revisionism, and love the great prices to be found at Target!

#eastvillage #target #avenuea #14thstreet #cbgb

Secret Messages

Whoa, Nelly — I've been away for a while!

Not away, exactly, just not posting. I have been taking pictures though, and even uploading them to this site, for future use.

This is one of them:

One of them.

It's a secret message, written on an envelope, and left in an unassuming place: beside a bicycle lock on a tree-guard railing on East 7th Street.

That's a pretty clever way of delivering a message!

#eastvillage #7thstreet #bicyclelocks #treeguards

Friday, August 24, 2018

Happy 4th Anniversary!

It's true! Today is the fourth anniversary of every East Villager's favorite blog: East Village Today!

To celebrate, here is a picture of a teeny-tiny steam roller, that I saw this morning on East 7th Street:

Teeny-tiny steam roller.

It's questionable whether this roller is actually powered by steam, but just as horsepower is a unit of power equal to 550 foot-pounds per second, even though we don't pull things with horses any more, that's just what it's called!

#eastvillage #steamroller #7thstreet #horsepower

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pee Tree Revisited

You may remember from such posts as Pee Tree, that this elm tree in Tompkins Square Park, a favorite spot for peeing dogs, is also a favorite gathering place for Krishna types:

Krishna types.

It's not what people might expect, when they decide to becoming one with everything!

#eastvillage #krishnatypes #peetree #tompkinssquarepark

Standing Room Only

Everywhere you go in the East Village these days, you'll be caught up in World Cup Mania!

Here at the beloved Zum Schneider, on the corner of Avenue C and East 7th Street, it was standing room only for the game:

Standing room only.

I guess there was sitting room too, it's just that the seats were all filled!

#eastvillage #avenuec #7thstreet #zumschneider #worldcup #soccer #standingroomonly

A Beautiful Puddle

When I first saw this puddle, on East 7th Street, I thought it was one of the most beautiful puddles I'd ever seen:

Beautiful puddle.

The picture doesn't do it justice, though — it just doesn't look the same.

(I should have moved that trash bag.)

#eastvillage #7thstreet #puddles #trashbags

Monday, July 9, 2018

Watch Everything

I was walking across East 7th Street this past Thursday, when I saw a flash of bright pink in my peripheral field of vision.

I looked down the cellar stairs from whence it came, and saw this:

"Watch Your Head, Please!"

"Watch Your Head Please!" (East Villagers are very polite.)

I think the sign is meant for people who aren't watching their feet: they trip over the trash bags at the bottom of the stairs, and hit their heads!

Maybe there should be a sign on the steps that says: Watch Your Feet Please!

#eastvillage #7thstreet #trashbags #signs #cellarstairs

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Goodnight… Something.

I was walking across East 7th Street this past Wednesday evening, along the bottom of Tompkins Square Park, when suddenly my earballs were assaulted by what could only be described as "punk rock music".

As any East Villager would do, I went into the park to investigate. This story is the result of my investigation.

Upon entering the park, I beheld the audience.

Punk rock audience, beheld.

The band was not on a stage — it was as if they were part of the audience!

There was a banner hanging behind them that read "Goodnight… something".

Irene?

Moon?

There was another that read "Antifascist Action".

Ah ha!

This is a video of them playing:


Someone needs to tell the singer that the mic's not plugged in!

#eastvillage #antifascistaction #punkrock #punkrockshow #tompkinssquarepark