Thursday, June 26, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Florent to remain open as non-Florent restaurant. What happened to Ralph Lauren? He couldn't afford the $60K a month? [Eater]

And tipster quixoticire tells us that Nicola Paone--a 50-year-old Italian joint in Murray Hill, formerly owned by a troubadour known as the Italian Bing Crosby"--will be closing this weekend. [Crain's]

The Hotel Gansevoort goes ghetto. Even when you take the tenement laundry lines out of New York, people will use ingenuity, turning tiny luxury balconies into public drying racks. Maybe there's hope for the city after all:


July 11: March against the tenement-evicting millionaires of the East Village. [EVG] ...and here's another nice shot of that flyer, against a background of the typical New EVill scene. [NMNL]

Times Square not seedy enough for Hollywood. [City Room] ...just as Malcolm McLaren softcore porns it up. [NYDN]

"The Lower East Side of Manhattan is being SoHo-fied. (Or is it Chelsea-fied?)," and here's a guide to the galleries that are moving in--and will be moving out before you know it, as they pave the way for more high luxury, as they did in now-saturated SoHo and Chelsea. [Times]

7 comments:

knicksbasketballny said...

I prefer this type of NY housewife.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/most_wanted/30.html

Anonymous said...

J, I hope people dining at Pastis did not look up and see that laundry at the Hotel Gansabout! The hotel must stop such behavior; MePa could be perfumed with the aroma of fabric softeners, highly inappropriate for the penultimate leper colony for trendies.

Alex in NYC said...

Dude, seriously -- avoid "Real Housewives"... it makes "SATC" look like "Masterpiece Theatre"

christena said...

What the f* are they going to serve at the "new" R &L restaurant. Surely hope that the Florent staff will not be joining them.

christena said...

Oh, just read the Eater article -- she's keeping the same menu and most of the staff. So what happens to the proceeds of the E-bay auction? I thought it was to help the staff to move on.

StuyTownFullofYunnies said...

Ha! So true, Alex. "Real Housewives" is a freak show!

Anonymous said...

I am going out of town for a while and I just wondered when I come back if I will recognize my home town??