Under the scaffolding of the still-climbing, window-blocking Chang hotel on 4th Ave and 13th St, huge wraparound Armani Exchange ads...
...attract a graffitied message from a passerby: "Luxury is killing mankind."
From the department of crazy fascinating comments, a reader writes about the P&G neon sign: "a staff person told me the neon exists and that adam sandler offered them 1 million for it."
New East Villager moves above McDonald's, gets upset about french fry smell, commenters suggest litigation. [AT]
Bloomberg's henchmen in Willets Point harassing the guys at Bono Sawdust? [QC]
A note on the name of Boulud's Bowery restaurant, DBGB: "the early-on matter of a cease-and-desist from the owner of the CBGB name has been resolved, and Boulud negotiated full rights to the name." [Grub]
Provincetown Playhouse demolition update. [BB]
In The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn, Ellen Levitt looks at what became of the borough's ex-shuls, some of which became synagondos.
At Elite Shoe Repair on 10th, closed by fire, you may now pick up your shoes: