Tuesday, June 10, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Remember when graffiti artists used to go around painting "Die Yuppie Scum" on the sidewalks? Now it's "Whole Foods." Not quite the same sentiment:


While the 6B Garden has lost the Tower of Toys, they may be gaining an Urban Space Station. Actually, they plan to put the geodesic dome-like "fallout shelter for the climate crisis" on top of an NYU building. Go to the garden tonight at 8pm (tomorrow if it rains) to hear all about this community project by artist Natalie Jeremijenko. [6B]

In this heat wave, a refreshing view of the EV underwater. Take a boat to Sophie's for some cheap beer. [EV Podcasts] via [Curbed]

Alex bemoans the losses on E. 9th St... [FP]

...and Grieve remembers what used to be on E. 8th. [EVG]

Speaking of EV changes, take a photo tour of a recent night on Ave A, where the haves and the have-nots continue to collide in their respective drunkenness. I'll take an unconscious "Hot Dog" Marlene over a gang of Party Bus kids any night. [NMNL]

Shecky's and Grub Street (and Grub Street) offer their takes on the new International Bar.

Go back to the Puerto Rican Day parade of 1958. [BB's]

Ladies and gents of 5th Ave in Park Slope--if this sign is as old as it looks, then it's really old:

1 comment:

Joshua said...

Boy, these fine upstanding new businesses sure like breaking the law, don't they? Be it those "Generation O" stickers from Oxygen, Whole Foods-sanctioned graffitti, or those building-sized advertisements they like to hang on construction sites, our civic saviors sometimes seem to be rather bold in their flouting of the city's laws.
After all, it's not hard to see who payed for the graffitti. I would imagine that if the city wanted to, they could easily fine Whole Foods. Do you think it's unreasonable to suggest that maybe there's a reason that these businesses don't seem to fear any consequences from the Bloomberg regime?