Yesterday I posted on the decapitation of the Playpen. Here's more news about the hotel that's coming to take its place. [Curbed] Wait--it gets worse: The Playpen is not just decapitated. It's dead. [Curbed]
Basquiat graffiti discovered in Soho condo conversion? [1010wins]
Take a look at some of New York's last racing pigeons. [NY Times]
Can't wait for I Am Legend? Hungry for a little Manhattan apocalypse? Get ready with a peek at Hollywood's love affair for destroying New York. [Bowery Boys]
Welcome to SuburbiAstor Place. Now that Walgreens is open for business, we've got a chain trifecta. There are 4 clones in this photo, can you find them all?
14th Street is getting another giant chain drugstore. Between 1st and 2nd, where Gristede's once was, so shall Duane Reade be -- according to the demolition/construction guy I talked to this morning on the scene:
It's this time of year when I most miss Kurowycky Meats. They always had a warm, welcoming Christmas display in their window. Luckily, we still have Baczynsky's East Village Meat Market:
McSorley's has their pot-bellied stove stoked--for warming their customers' pot bellies these cold winter days. Mmm...toasty: