Happy Birthday, EV Grieve!


Today is a special day. One of our favorite neighborhood blogs (and Village Voice Web Awards judge), the excellent EV Grieve, turns four today. We’ve seen other local blogs come and go, but Grieve has stuck around and become an indispensable source for anyone interested in the rapidly changing East Village. We read the site every day and it’s led us to some of our favorite local stories.

On the blog today, Grieve explains how the sausage gets made:

And now, on this occasion, an inside look at how we create a post.

First, we place our process information in the relationship below.

(Conveyor speed of _____ feet per hour) X (Dwell time of _____ hour) = (Heat zone length of _____ feet)

… and, well, you get the idea…

“I’m grateful to everyone who has stuck around and watched the site grow,” Grieve told Runnin’ Scared. “I appreciate people taking the time to read and respond, and help create this feeling of community in a neighborhood that often seems as if it’s losing its community spirit. It makes me feel as if I’m not alone in wondering how many more bank branches and Subways will open before the Apocalypse arrives. It’s encouraging to learn that there are so many like-minded people out there who still love this neighborhood as much as I do.”

Neighborhood bloggers everywhere: take notes.