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


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