Now what I want to know is, who pays $18,000 for a belt? [NY Mag] via [Racked]
Save Whole Earth Bakery, on St. Mark's since 1978. [SBT]
The Ukrainian B&M Meat Market and European Products on 1st Ave and 7th St has been shuttered for a while now. A flyer says a restaurant is coming and they're looking for a beer and wine license. The hearing is tonight. I am sure they'll have no problem getting it. My fingers are crossed in futile hope this won't be another wine bar spilling obnoxious yunnies onto the sidewalks.
Do we really need 50 million tourists here every year? I sure don't. [Sun]
A profile of Chelsea's cigar makers, including La Rosa Cubana. The owner, who I interviewed here, says he may have to move his 50-year-old shop to Jersey due to high rents. [Chelsea Now]
Second Ave Subway helps murder the city's mom-and-pops. [Metro]
Check out this amazing found art: Still life with rat and Heineken cap? [NY Shitty]