I have to say, Gothamist, I am truly flattered to be thought of as "the most depressing read in town" and "The J-Reaper." I like it.
Someone asked about a class war? Here it is. Next Friday: Join the demonstration against right-wing GOP'ers and bazillionaire evicters on the Bowery. [Gothamist]
Ready for "fashion-finance douche-dating"? It's how baby yunnies are made. Please tell me this is brilliant satire. [Gawker]
June 18: See Marshall Berman and others speak about eminent domain and urban renewal in NYC at the NYPL.
Last night's demonstration in Union Square looks like it was a festive one. Sorry I missed it, but VNY reader Northcountry Boy sent in some fantastic pics. Click here to see my favorite slogan.
Grieve gives us a priceless vintage New York magazine article entitled "The Lower East Side: There Goes the Neighborhood." It's from 1984, the year Big Brother culture took roost on Avenue B. This is a must read. Check out the culture map of 1984 EV/LES. [EVG]
Alex takes umbrage with Debbie Harry's Ask the Locals spot. [FP]
New angry NYC blog alert: Check out The Footprint Gazette for a view of life in the Atlantic Yards footprint, "whispers within the thunder of backhoes." [via Curbed]
At 4:50 last night, the owner and employees of Chez Brigitte were filling garbage bags full of stuff and closing fast. No last supper. The owner told me many people stopped in to say goodbye. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "Everything has a beginning and an end."
Is this the last real barber pole left in the whole city? [Lost City]
Listen to the lady who lived under Coney's Thunderbolt rollercoaster. I'm with her when she says, "I don't want to remember anymore. [CoM]
Check out these sites featuring recent vintage (1980s and 90s) photos of the LES: Brian Rose and the EV/LES Project.