Friday, June 27, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

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]

7 comments:

Tim Ranney said...

Thanks Mr. Moss for the link - Have a great weekend! I'll be at Julius for most of it!
T

BaHa said...

Before Red Square there was an enormous gas station, before that, a vacant lot filled with Queen Anne's lace, which was too lovely to last.

Bob Arihood said...

Yes the posters were all removed yesterday but what you should note is that this July 11th protest will not end at 47 e 3rd street .It will continue on to Red Square where the evening will likely end with another protest .

There is as I noted in my post on the Bowery protest last week a lot more going on and more to come in regards to Mr. Rosen and his Red Square .

Anonymous said...

Too bad Ralph Lauren didn't take the Florent space. He could have removed the & from the R & L sign.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Jewels made the cut (EV represent!).

What about that guy painted copper that pretends to be a statue?

Bob Arihood said...

Jeremiah , there is a comment from an Evel G. Economakis claiming to be the first cousin of Alistair Economakis , on the post at NMNL that shows the protest poster for 47 e 3rd street . Since it is an old post that you may not look at again I bring it to your attention here .You may find this comment interesting .It is a troubling comment that is difficult to place in context without verification . He claims to have known Alistair as a boy and has little good to say for him or Alistairs family .The comment claims to be posted from Athens Greece .

The comment presents Alisatair as a sort of evil child that grew-up still evil .It is very damning of the Economakis family.

I can not say whether the comment is genuine and truthful or not.

Jeremiah Moss said...

he posted the same thing on grieve and the observer. i don't know if it's true. generally, when i get an unverifiable and/or generally defaming kind of character assassinating comment, i just delete it. i try to draw a line between criticism and personal attacks. but it is interesting and does sound possible. who knows?