Maybe we shouldn't get our hopes up by recent news that Jefferson Market is coming back to life. A commenter here writes: "Jefferson Market is being taken over by Gristede's. I saw the trucks and a man also confessed." I followed up with the commenter, who told me they're keeping the name Jefferson Market, but "It will be a different store, just a Gristedes with a different name." Can anyone confirm?
New York City just cannot hold on to its treasures--last week it was Kim's videos to Sicily, now we hear the Gotham Book Mart collection is going to UPenn. [CR]
Uncover the lost city in photos by Bruce Barone. [FP]
Remember the Caledonia's "library," which I wrote about here? Well, it's always empty. Says one renter, “The library is cool, but I’ve never used it, ever." [NYT]
Santa comes out as a queer polar bear at Nino's Pizza on St. Marks. And he's in search of a bootblack. Woof!