Thursday, September 11, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Let's start the day with two miracles in the EV.

1. Unless some celebu-chef is pulling an Eldridge and disguising itself as an old EV staple, Kim's has landed in the former Kurowycky spot, saving us from yet another noisy, bustling upscale eatery, as reported here first:

2. When tailor/cleaner Michael Alter announced he'd be retiring, in part due to rising rents, we assumed that his spot and the vacated Fontana spot would be combined in one big something bad. Mr. Alter has retired, but another tailor/cleaner has taken his place, a friendly Asian woman who promises to "keep the same low prices." Miracles do happen:

Now to other items:

Not only are some moms waxing their children's pubes, they're now putting their baby girls in high-heeled shoes. Anyone for a little foot-binding or clitoridectomy? Oh, but these shoes are "extremely funny." [Heelarious]

If you missed the punk panel at Howl, now you can watch it here. [Stupefaction]

Keep waving bye-bye to the Bowery because here goes another chunk--and here comes another big shiny box. [Curbed]

Do some shopping at Sahadi's with BaHa. [SE]


EV Grieve said...

Very nice. We need some good news.

Anonymous said...

did you ask the nice woman at the cleaners how long her lease was for? I do wonder whether she is just taking over the space for a short period or is going to be able to be there for the long haul.

Jeremiah Moss said...

i didn't ask her, but she's doing a fair bit of renovation, with new walls and floors, so it seems to be for a long haul. she's also put in a computer system to increase efficiency.

esquared said...

I hope she won't 'flip' that space.

Jill said...

Yay I'm so happy Kim's is coming back to the 'hood. I hope it's true.

Anonymous said...

I am curious, how does this asian woman pay the new rent?

StuyTownFullofYunnies said...

Are you sure it's going to be the original Kim's? Isn't Kim's Video kind of like Ray's Pizza, in the sense that the name has proliferated everywhere, and it's hard to know which is the authentic one? I hope this one is, although any Kim's beats another Starbuck's.