As Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece debuts on Bleecker, let's not forget what used to be there--Mr. Nusraty's Afghan Imports, pushed out after 30 years by a rent hike to the tune of $45,000.
Stylistas have become Recessionistas--anyway, they're paper-bagging it at Vanity Fair.
Roy wraps up the recession's brighter side for NYC... [RS]
...including this must-read article in the Atlantic by Richard Florida, who says, "the financial crisis may ultimately help New York by reenergizing its creative economy. The extraordinary income gains of investment bankers, traders, and hedge-fund managers over the past two decades skewed the city’s economy in some unhealthy ways."
Anthony Bourdain visits our "Disappearing Manhattan." [EVG]
And our cuddliest Slacktivist, John Penley, disappears from Manhattan. [EVG]
Is a real-estate grab behind the possible demise of Central Park's carriage horses? [MGross]