"The Museum of the City of New York will be mounting what is basically an infomercial for a private condo building." This kind of thing I'd expect from the New Museum on Bowery. Come on, MCNY! [Curbed]
Barnes & Noble revokes its liberal exchange policy. As of 3/3, you need a receipt and all returns must be made within 14 days. No exceptions. So much for one benefit of big chains. This is what you call a bait-and-switch folks!
An Upper East Sider grieves the chipping away of her neighborhood. [Times]
Creative people are being pushed further and further to the outer edges of Brooklyn--and many right off the NYC map. [Observer]
East Village bodegas are dropping like flies. [Racked]
God save the Minetta Tavern from whatever is stalking it! [Eater]
Before you jump off the Brooklyn Bridge (and before they convert the bridge into luxury condos), there may be good news:
"The great Manhattan bank branch boom is over. Financial players that paid top dollar to rent hundreds of retail locations, pushing out neighborhood coffee shops, florists and fashion boutiques, are ending their shopping spree, real estate sources say." [Crain's]
The Mayfair is still alive. Got my hair cut here not long ago. One of our last good barbershops. [AMNY]
The Moondance Diner isn't dead after this winter's roof collapse. [AMNY]
A blogger remembers Brooklyn's lost crayon factories. [PMFA]
A few signs with obsolete telephone exchanges live on--and, once in a while, I find one. They're not easy hunting, but Forgotten NY recently put up a bunch. Here are a couple of mine, the first in Forest Hills and the second in the East Village.