I got an email from a reader named Chris who wanted to share his photos of the vanished city. They illustrate how quickly and thoroughly New York has been replaced. It's as if we're looking into the deep past--the 1940s instead of the 1990s. Check them out on flickr.
photo by Chris Regan
How one "disturbingly handsome" family helped to gut and renovate parts of the city--so is a TV show and book about them "like a distasteful relic from another time and place"? [NYT]
...Runnin' Scared weighs in.
It's the time of year when our sidewalks shrink, getting more crowded, as outdoor cafes swell. Here comes another. Unless you fight it. [BB]
Mona Molarsky examines the "expansion" and vanishing of the Upper West Side. [Examiner]
Nothing goes together better like beer, bikinis, and high colonics. [EVG]
Finding beauty in an eyesore's ancient door. [GVDP]