Fight on Essex Street

Last modified April 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm

A reader wrote in to ask about a late-night fight that transpired over the weekend.  Apparently, there were some fisticuffs of sorts on Essex Street, just below East Houston, and one man reportedly died from his wounds. Yesterday afternoon, the victim’s family gathered to lay candles and flowers at the scene. there were flowers and […]

Peter Graves, RIP

Posted March 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Peter Graves passed away over the weekend from an apparent heart attack. He was 83. So sad.  We quite enjoyed watching Mission: Impossible in our youth, and certainly loved his exceptional role as Captain Oveur.  Rest in Peace.

Zucco of Le French Diner Died Saturday

Posted February 16, 2010 at 6:27 am

It is with a heavy heart that we report the following news. A number of readers wrote in to inform us that Zucco, the beloved proprietor of his namesake Zucco: Le French Diner at 188 Orchard Street, passed away on Saturday afternoon. Cause of death was reportedly a heart attack. The restaurant remains open (at […]

Patrick Swayze Dies

Posted September 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Sad, sad, sad.  Patrick Swayze has succumbed to his twenty-month battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.  Eulogies around the internets are dime-a-dozen, so we would just like to remember him with this classic SNL clip.  Crazy that both of these fine actors are no longer with us.  Rest in peace, Johnny.