Local Halloween events

(Children’s Halloween events listed in the children/family section of Around and About listing)

GHOSTS OF GREENWICH VILLAGE ADULT SCAVENGER HUNT

Watson Adventures presents “The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt” for adults on Oct. 28, 29 and 30. Armed only with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving and various other apparitions, rustlings and knockings. Admission is $24.50. Advance purchase is required for all hunts.  Tickets can be purchased at WatsonAdventures.com or by calling 877-9-GO-HUNT (877-946-4868). Continue reading

Free flu shots and mammograms

Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh is sponsoring a two-part event offering free flu shots and mammograms this month.

On Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free mammograms will be offered on the south side of East 14th Street, between First and A Avenues, for women 40 years and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. The service is free for everyone and all insurance is accepted without co-pay (uninsured are welcome too). An appointment is required. To make one, call (800) 564-6868. Continue reading

Quigley’s may stay open

Last week, the Town & Village Blog reported how First Avenue bar and grill Quigley’s would be closing after seven years in business.

At that time, owner Jim Frey said a rent hike was the biggest reason for his and his partner’s decision, although a decline in business since the recession began was also a factor.

However, on Wednesday, Frey said his partner was still trying to find a way to keep the place open. Frey himself though said he won’t be a part of it. “Economically, it doesn’t make any sense to me though it might make sense to him,” he said.

Frey said he wasn’t sure yet if he’d open a new place.

Sabina Mollot

Quigley’s to close

Quigley's owner Jim Frey, pictured in 2006.

By Sabina Mollot

First Avenue bar and grill Quigley’s will be closing after seven years in business, owner Jim Frey of Stuyvesant Town said this week.

“We had a very good run,” said Frey, who said a rent hike was the biggest reason for his and his partner’s decision, although a decline in business since the recession began was also a factor. Continue reading

Bike signage causing confusion

Last month, Town & Village reported how the bike policy in Stuyvesant Town had changed to allow cyclists to ride on the grounds as long as they weren’t being reckless about it. Signage throughout ST/PCV has since been changed to reflect the easing of the decades-old no bike riding rule, though it hadn’t been followed or enforced for some time, anyway.

However, this week, one Stuyvesant Town resident, T&V’s Getting Organized columnist A.J. Miller, noted that a new sign in the Oval read, in large letters, “No Bicycle Riding.” Continue reading

Letters to the editor, Oct. 6

Grounds not looking better from over here

Re: Story, “Residents rate changes in ST/PCV,” T&V, Sept. 29

After reading this article in T&V, I’m trying to figure out where I live.  I originally thought I lived in PCV, but after reading this, I think I’m living elsewhere.

I assume the article is referring to the grounds in Stuyvesant Town and not Peter Cooper because when I leave my building, the front is a disgrace. On one side, no plantings. Did money run out?  Also, you can see the tire tracks of the vehicles going past on the grounds.  Continue reading