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Valiant vendor is honored

Valiant vendor is honored

At Saturday’s Vendy Awards on Governors Island, which recognizes the city’s top food-cart and food-truck vendors, Baare Batchiri — with his wife, left — received the Heroic Vendor Award. It was the first time a nonfood vendor has won the honor. In June, Batchiri — who sells cell-phone accessories in Soho on Broadway just south of Houston […]

Portraits in creativity

Portraits in creativity

Biggie Smalls, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Anna Wintour were among the creative types featured in a Soho street artist’s offerings.

Just one of those days

A photographer with an eye for color and shape can see some pretty weird things on the street. For instance, last week in the Meatpacking District, a pink elephant was being unloaded. (“Gotta stop drinking,” the shutterbug thought to himself.) Then, there was a “construction accident” on Harrison St. And, well, the “Stay Weird” sign […]

In Pictures, Week of Aug. 7, 2014

In Pictures, Week of Aug. 7, 2014

Tuesday’s Night Out Against Crime in Demo Square was the best party in the Village. There were free burgers, watermelon and a deejay spinning Sinatra, Elvis and Pharrell. Councilmember Margaret Chin, second from right, presented commander Elisa Cokkinos, far left, a proclamation saluting the precinct. Joining them were, from left, David Gruber, C.B. 2 chairperson; […]

Dameht punks up the Pyramid club Friday nights

Photos by Clayton Patterson The Pyramid has been hopping with free Friday night shows by pop-punk band Dameht (“The Mad,” backwards), who currently have a residency at the iconic Avenue A club. They’ll be there — featuring guitarist Lucas, above , right — for at least the next two Fridays, said Clayton Patterson, a big […]

After final checkup, HealthPlex to open

After final checkup, HealthPlex to open

Anjali Bharati, one of the emergency-trained doctors at the new Lenox Hill HealthPlex emergency department, was ready to get to work last Thursday, above, after the facility’s dedication ceremony. The HealthPlex had been planned to open this Wed., July 16, but, pending final approvals, the opening was pushed back to the following day. On Wednesday, […]

Kicking it in various ways

The Friday before Monday’s Bastille Day saw petanque players, cancan dancers and guillotine “victims” all kicking it, in one way or another, at Tribeca’s Cercle Rouge, on Broadway at N. Moore St.

Safer cycling

Safer cycling

A new “protected bike lane” is being created along Hudson St. from Hudson Square up all the way through the Village, where it will connect with the existing, protected bike lane in Chelsea on Eighth Ave. The lane, painted green, is similar to protected bike lanes on First and Second Aves. — and now on […]

Washington Square Fountain

Different strokes for different folks

Alessia Reggiani, 25, a Parsons fine-arts student, stood in Union Square on a recent Saturday and encouraged passersby to paint her body, which she had primed with white like a blank canvas. It was a project that she called, “Leave Your Mark.” “The relation between everyone we meet, every place you go, you leave your […]