Hey, it's 2009 and here's another post-holiday week in review.
First off, welcome new readers and thanks to Blogger for picking JVNY out of the hat as New Year's Day's Blog of Note.
Goofy 2000's glasses on St. Marks: They'll be vanishing after this year:
Yesterday at Coney, Ruby's opened despite the shuttering, the Polar Bears swam, and a lot of people braved the freezing cold (including Reverend Billy and Lola Starr) to protest Thor's evil deeds.
See Love Saves the Day says goodbye on the local news. [NY1]
Mr. Kim speaks about his collection's move to Sicily and the words are heartbreaking: "I think my passion in loving film to share and introduce to New Yorkers is no longer valid...I now do not want to fight against the new stream. I just want to disappear calmly." [NYDN]
Steve Zeitlin and Brooks of Sheffield (Lost City) offer a radio broadcast on the city's 2008 losses. [WNYC]
The Knitting Factory moves to Brooklyn--Tribecans happy to have a sophisticated new wine bar instead. NYT via [Stupefaction]
An early casualty of the enforced digital "upgrade," an old TV gutted and junked in the tossed-out packaging of the new:
New York State steps in to evict remaining tenants of Carnegie Hall building--Editta, age 96, says they'll have to "drag me out" with "their bare hands." [NYP]
The Moondance Diner is set to reopen in its Wyoming home. [NYT]
But the Cheyenne Diner might be doomed--it's just too big to get across the river in one piece. [CN]
Ken says goodbye to the P&G. [GVDP]
R&L, formerly Florent, formerly R&L, reopens in Meatpacking. [Eater]
Enjoy some vintage Jesus neon. [EVG]
Take in the top scaffolds of 2008. [Restless]
Blue seats on the F train are freaking people out. [BBoogie]