What's with the day-glo DKNY bikes? I spotted one at St. Mark's and 2nd this weekend. This morning, it was gone. Then this one showed up outside the Meatpacking Apple store, the DKNY sticker ripped off. Racked has the answer:
Bob Arihood advises his readers to strip and steal these orange anathemas. [NMNL]
People seem to be moving in to the condo at 18th and 8th, and like other condo dwellers with giant exposing windows, they don't know how to hang curtains and have come up with creative non-curtain alternatives for gaining a modicum of privacy. In this case, they've erected a bunch of shoji screens. How's that working out for you?
Strippers are scaring the new residents around 23rd and 11th, especially the folks with a stake in this condoland. Will it really make it harder to sell to people so insulated from the world around them they'll drive their cars straight into their condos? Choice quote from the story: "It’s like putting a strip club in Disneyworld." Welcome to the new New York. [Chelsea Now]
Will Nathan's of Coney Island be torn down to become a giant wiener tower? Say it ain't so Nate! [Gothamist]
Meet Mr. Misery: Here's a guy who sells consulting services to landlords who want to evict subprime tenants quickly and efficiently. I guess he thinks of himself as an exterminator of sorts?
Into the Box has a new video about the skyrocketing real estate on the Bowery. Worth checking out for its historical images and the nauseating glimpse you will get into yunnie life on old skidrow. [ITB]