Thursday, March 26, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

AMNY wonders...Next Stop 1970s?

From the department of "it could be worse," in California, it's either the 1930s or the 1850s. Not only are people living in Hoovervilles, they're also prospecting for gold. Meanwhile, in NYC, some clubs are still serving cocktails sprinkled with gold flakes.

I'm a fan of neologisms (condoschmerz, et. al.). Now, miscellaneous almanacker Ben Schott has begun a blog dedicated to the new words of our time. We're living in a scary world of Amortals, Glam-mas, and McSaints. [Schott's]

A book I'd like to read: Subway commuters read aloud from John Wray's novel Lowboy. [Macmillan]

When tapas comes to St. Marks, one person sees a classy joint, another sees a classic neighborhood spot. Either way, they both seem awfully defensive about it. [EVG]

Don't forget: This Sunday is part 2 in the Vanishing City town hall discussion at Dixon Place. Check it out. [CR]

4 comments:

Ken Mac said...
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L'Emmerdeur said...

Isn't that Spice a replacement for the one on University and 10th? Or is it yet another Spice?

EV Grieve said...

Regarding the AMNY story on the MTA fare hike...

I'm curious about the Mexico City Metro...it is one of the largest, most efficient rail systems in the world...and it is the least expensive -- the equivalent of 15 cents. And they haven't raised the price in years.

Grand St. said...

Emmerdeur is right about Spice.

Re: Tapas in the old Tribe space - the Crooked Tree guys opening another spot on St. Marks is the very least of this town's woes.