Recently, I wrote about the Georgica condo getting concretized. This week, at their 86th St sales office, Yorkville's landed gentry were feted with a welcome-to-Georgica cocktail party. And no such bash would be complete without violinists, a lot of white people in khaki, and a person-of-color in maid's uniform holding a mop in the background. This looks like a scene from some pre-Civil Rights Hollywood movie.
photo sent in by reed korach
As Bloomberg gets closer and closer to the end of his reign, he has become "short-tempered, scolding, even petulant," and invokes the royal We as he screams, "We need the power!" Holy cow. [Times]
Hands off the Wonder Wheel Bloomie! [Gothamist]
Tonight: Don't miss Luc Sante chatting with filmmaker James Nares at Anthology Film Archives.
Today Grieve checks in on the forlorn pile of wood that was once the Toy Tower. These pics are not for the faint of heart! [EVG]
And what will replace the EV's old eccentric gardens? Neat little orderly gardens sponsored by big corporations. [Curbed]
A "sweet little garden" dies behind Brooklyn scaffolding. [PMFA]
Ah, Fleet Week. I love seeing sailors walking around town--it gives me a wonderful, mid-century, MGM-musical kind of feeling. If you like sailors and long for Meatpacking sleaze, this party might be your kind of thing.
If you're like me and can't make sense of the crazy drama going on over at the Chelsea Hotel, here's a helpful round-up of reading material. [LWL]
A graffitist agrees, Generation O is "what's wrong with America." Among other things. [NYS]
Take another peek inside the just-saved St. Brigid's. [Otway]
We want to go skating: Save the new Coney Island roller rink--give them some money. [Gothamist]
Seems the NYPD thinks the kids at the Pour House are too dumb or spaced out to know how not to be victims. They require the following instructions: "be alert," "don't leave your handbag over the back of your chair, on a stool or on the floor," and "don't leave bags or laptops unattended." Duh.