[Photo in Tompkins Square Park by Derek Berg]
Headlines and items of possible interest from the past few days…
Sabet Group buys 236 E. Fifth St. from Renaissance Properties (The Real Deal)
The LES is among the neighborhoods with small-street danger zones (Streetsblog)
The story behind the return of “Spaceman” at the Wild Project on Third Street (The New Yorker)
The hawks wintering in the neighborhood (Laura Goggin Photography)
A film series that explores themes in Ivone Margulies’s new book, “In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema” (Anthology Film Archives)
Here are the Winter/Spring 2019 exhibitions opening today at the ICP Museum on the Bowery (Official site)
The new Essex Market names final four vendors (amNY)
Le Turtle, the self-proclaimed “French new wave” spot on Chrystie Street, has closed (The Lo-Down)
Gov. Cuomo announces the creation of a new portal, called NYS Rent Connect, that’s a one-stop shop for tenants of rent-regulated apartments (and their landlords) to deal with any potential issues that may arise with those apartments (Curbed)
And ahead of Valentine’s Day, the Popup Florist is hosting a “Free Flower Friday event” this evening from 5-7 … and in celebration of their one-year anniversary here at 63 Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
Left Bank Books is reopening in a new Village location at 41 Perry St. (Instagram)
Diversions: Previously unpublished interview with Lux Interior of the Cramps (Dangerous Minds)
… and on Jan. 29, Steven spotted these two men holding American flags on Second Avenue at Ninth Street.
The men, both retired firefighters and 9/11 first responders, said that someone had vandalized the American flag on an ambulance that was parked near this spot.
The men said they were here to show respect for the flag and talk about what happened.
Now ABC 7 reports that the NYPD has made an arrest in the case.
The incident happened Jan. 25 around 2:30 p.m. in the East Village and was caught on video.
When paramedics returned to the vehicle, they found the flag had been cut in two pieces and was thrown on the street.
FDNY officials announced Wednesday that 50-year-old Nicholas Leobold has been charged with criminal mischief in connection to the crime.