Thursday, October 30, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Houston Street is getting benches. Who wants to sit in the middle of Houston Street? Same people who sit in the middle of 9th Ave I suppose. If you build it (and add WiFi), they will come:


Tonight the public is invited to a Chelsea Community Meeting at St. Paul's Church, 7 pm, to welcome the Gem Hotel (no comment). The enticing part is there will be a presentation on the history of Chelsea, complete with some great vintage photos, including images like this one of the old Allerton:


Our cuddliest Slacktivist, John Penley, is leaving NYC for "parts unknown." Now what will we do? [EVG]

Remembering the magical Martinka. [BBoys]

How marketing concepts become sickening realities: Please let's not nickname West Harlem "ViVa." [NYB]

As an addendum to today's Elizabeth Street post, another shot of the 290 Mulberry scaffolding signage, because the sky is not falling, right?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

ProPack is a brand of dog food. Viva is a paper towel. Hell, why not rebrand the entire city? Chinatown can be called Windex Village, the Bowery is now Snappleburg, and Carol Gardens can be the Keebler Elf Factory.

Anonymous said...

We were noticing last night how nice Houston Street looked from Sixth Ave to Mercer St. Then at Mercer Street the bad old evil forever-under-construction day-and-night emerged. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I suppose the people who would sit in the middle of Houston St. are proabably the same people who would sit in the middle of Broadway on the Upper West Side.

Gil said...

I made out with a girl (first date) on one of those middle-of-the-island benches on Broadway and maybe 84th. Boy, was that weird.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they'll put benches in the middle of Canal St.! BTW, the Broadway sitters moved to Miami only to be evicted when the 'hood was named South Beach. Tell 'em about Houston St. if they're still around.

BaHa said...

Sit on Houston? I just want to cross it without getting killed.

ken mac said...

everytime I see those benches it's like "what the ...?"

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a picture of 130 Huron Street please?