Yes, Manhattan's loss is Brooklyn's gain as the shuttered 12th Street Books has successfully, and quite gloriously, reopened as the Atlantic Book Shop. Looking good, but so far away:
The Minetta Tavern gets wrapped in plywood as it prepares to come out sparkling and ready for its new clientele--and new non-Italian menu. [BBoogie]
Amanda sends in this "reverse vanishing," a look at Bill Brand's just restored subway art project, Masstransiscope, from 1980. Check out the surreal video footage, complete with anti-terrorism PA. [FilmLinc]
Rosie O'Donnell is moving into the Ayn Randian monster-condo that replaced dearly beloved McHale's in Times Square. She looks nothing like the ads. [RD]
It's riot cops versus bearded Obama-loving hipsters in lots of fun film footage that actually makes the city look alive. [Gothamist]
Have a seat in Donohue's steak house--and let the lovely melancholy descend. [EVG]
TONIGHT: Don't forget to say goodbye to the Pioneer Theater--free movies and popcorn at 6:00! And galloping blogger Grieve mourns the loss on Flavorwire.