Thursday, November 8, 2007

*Everyday Chatter

I am trying to see the good in today's Coney Island redevelopment plan, because they booted Sitt and that's good, but I have to wonder: Will there really be a place in this Disney-Six-Flagsland for joints like Ruby's and Gregory & Paul's? [NYDN]



"the number of young children living in Manhattan increased by more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2006. And stroller-clogged sidewalks, child-friendly cafes ... confirm that it’s possible to raise children without moving to the suburbs." [NYT]

Speaking of city kids, tipster Sally tells me her young, pre-teen architecture students, many from affluent homes, now want to design hotels in their free time. While a few kids always had this wish, it used to be "only Hotels for Monkeys, and they had ongoing and intense hotel plans...for monkeys." Now I guess the kids today want their hotels filled with people who just act and think like monkeys.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Coney is in much better hands now, in any case. Joe Sitt was not to be trusted at all. If the Tivoli Gardens in Denmark is really the new yardstick it could turn out great. And as much as I love Coney now it can't stay how it is. About 40,000 people live there now, most in public housing, and most in poverty, and there are no jobs out there now.