One of my favorite books about the city, E.B. White's Here is New York, is coming to the subway system and the City Room's readers debate what makes a "real" New Yorker--one sums it up nicely with this quote from E.B., "New Yorkers temperamentally do not crave comfort and convenience–if they did they would live elsewhere."
A look at New York's vanishing breed of eccentrics and characters. [Gawker]
The Slacktivists are at it again: After the big Die Hard Yuppie Scum demonstration, John Penley "and his merry band of crusties" have more plans for the EV, including the July 11 "let them eat cake" (and shit) demonstration at 47 East 3rd. Pizzas will be courtesy of the Bowery Wine Company! Fun, fun, fun! [Villager]
Read this detailed and lucid account of how Red Square helped launch the current super-gentrification of the Lower East Side--with brochure copy to make you sick, in which seamstresses and poets are sold out for Mr. Wallstreet and Dutch models. [EVG]
This satire of real estate's use of gritty reality to sell property isn't so far from the truth. [BBs]
Celebrate the Sip-In with another visit to Julius, one of the best bars (gay or otherwise) in town. And you won't spend $9,000. [Voice] [via Colonnade]
Florent ok with un-Florent restaurant opening in Florent space. [Eater]