“...the Bowery is going to be the next meatpacking district," with more wine bars than you ever imagined. Just in case you had any doubts. [Grub St]
The dear old Cheyenne goes upscale. Maybe even...shudder...organic. [Eater]
How to take baseball from the proletariat and hand it over to the bourgeoisie--double the ticket prices. Also, serve "Sterling" food, because everyone knows Proles don't eat "frites." [EVG]
Meanwhile, "a new breed of Mets fans" (guys from Connecticut) are working hard to run the working men and women out of Willets Point. [Times]
The Cemusas keep coming. The old newsstand at Sheridan Square just got robotified. Now's the time run out and take snapshots of your favorite old newsstands. [GVDP]
...Like this jewel at 14th and 8th:
Villagers, including Amy Sedaris, slam Vongerichtified Beatrice Inn for being too noisy, crowded, and obnoxious. [Eater]
Brooklynites call 911 to stop club noise. [Gothamist]
Check out New York rock ephemera from Andy Schwartz to Stupefaction.
Finally, the city is stepping in to stop shops from air-conditioning the streets. [City Room]
Explicit gay cruising comes to StuyTown. [STLL]
A book worth checking out: Barbara Ehrenreich's This Land Is Their Land.