Sadly, Gowanus Lounge blogger and journalist Robert Guskind has passed away. Without his tireless reporting, the New York blogosphere is suddenly a much smaller place. [OTBKB] Curbed remembers.
The (de-) gentrification of the LES through comics--did you know the "whole area is known as Delancey"? [GSN] via [Curbed]
The New Yorker mines the East Village twice this week for Talks of the Town at Lakeside Lounge and McSorley's.
Is there a new "middle-class exodus" from NYC? [yahoo]
View the Chinatown Gentrification Map--and say goodbye to the authenticity of old streets like Doyers. [CR]
Professor of Economics Nancy Folbre touches on the issue of Post-Crash Revisionism, why now the culture suddenly decides greed wasn't good: "Greed seems tolerable when we are rich... When times get hard, greed begins to chafe." [NYT]
Reverend Billy for mayor--join his fight to stop Walmart. [Gothamist]
The LES swarmed by "proper heels." [EVG]
Enjoy a tour of some East Village storefronts. [GVDP]