Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Demise of Shervin's Cafe

I was walking down East 7th Street yesterday, preparing for the excitement of Blizzard Stella, when I noticed something new at the beloved Shervin's Cafe. Namely, its emptiness!


Naturally, I crossed the street to get a picture of the inside:


The name Shervin always reminded me of the name Severin, which is a character in a book called "Venus in Furs", which a band called The Velvet Underground used to write a song also called "Venus in Furs", about fifty years ago.

They were sort of doomed from the start.

#eastvillage #7thstreet #shervinscafe #venusinfurs


  1. it is interesting to compare the your current image (above) with the one from 2014 that appears in your http://eastvillagetoday.blogspot.com/2014/10/making-movies.html it is like one of those 'can you spot the six differences' things.


  2. These will all be Old/New: 1) Open/Closed; 2) Pew/Garbage bag; 3) Poop awning/Clean awning; 4) Red bike/White bike; 5) "A" rating/No rating; 6) Planter/No planter!