Miracles do happen! Armando's of Brooklyn Heights, which I visited before its closure a year ago, will be reopening in the same spot. Now if only that neon sign can come back, too. [Gothamist]
Food critic Mimi Sheraton weighs in on McNally's Minetta: "It might be that such locals will be priced out of this but after all a restaurant is not a philanthropy. I also think if Minetta continues to grow and be good, it will upgrade the neighborhood... Macdougal is a sleazy mess right now and Minetta Lane is a stark nightmare. If not for Keith, Minetta might have been torn down, or, worse yet, taken over by NYU." [WSP]
What's up with all the street harmonicas? Will we soon see people carrying their stuff hobo-style, tied to a stick slung over the shoulder? [EVG]
"Why talk when you can tweet?" Volume of iPhone messages nearly collapses the grid in Austin, Texas. [NYT] ...and another neologism for our times is born (or spread): Microfamous.
Today's front page--greed is not so good: