Already depressed? Then don't watch this gorgeous, heartbreaking short film obituary to vanishing Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. You will weep. [YouTube]
Who will pay $550 a month to shit where they eat--and sleep? [NYO]
Thankfully, somebody is writing about the insanity of air-conditioned stores leaving their doors wide open. What does Bloomberg do when there's a heat wave? He saves energy by making city buildings turn up thermostats and shut down elevators. And he does nothing to change the wasteful behavior of the city's stores. [Times] & [Gothamist]
That building that houses the threatened mom-and-pops of 9th Ave? You know, the one where rent-regulated tenants are being harassed? They're having an open house today. Step in and see the gleaming new luxury...
The powerfully cheekboned dog lover on the steps of the Christodora last Friday night was identified as supermodel Noot Seear, according to a commenter here. I don't know from Noot, but apparently she's one of the "New Village People." (More pics of Christodora showdown here.)
Yup, "Yuppie" is back in fashion. Is it just nostalgia for 1988? Or does it carry new meaning? Young Urban Professional doesn't cut it anymore. What do you think Y.U.P. should stand for today in our post-Yuppie age? [Curbed]
Thanks commenter Jill for sitting through that arduous CB3 meeting and letting us know there were plenty of denials for liquor and sidewalk cafe licenses, including (possibly) Frank, who's got the neighbors pissed off about 9 million flinging cell-phone elbows. Hey readers: Who's on your crowding-the-sidewalk shit list? Eater has more info.
Something weird is coming to the EV where a bodega used to be at 2nd Ave and 11th St--looks like a Mexican restaurant outside, with Moroccan-style lamps inside, but filled with many wooden cubicles, each with a computer terminal and an office phone. Hmm, DIY phone-sex biz?