I just realized that I missed my own anniversary. On July 15, this blog turned 2. It's now officially a toddler that refuses to eat what I put in front of it. You can read about my first anniversary here. Here are 5 of my favorites from back then:
The Diesel Wall, hyped by the corporation as a kind of public art project, is now more obviously what it really was all along--a big ad:
Ikea quits the free rides. This is how they getcha--the big retailers come in with all kinds of treats, lull you to sleep, then one by one, the treats disappear. [BP]
Time Out New York seems to think the Cooper Square Hotel is "cool" and "edgy", just like the old school East Village. [TONY]
Will 1st Avenue and 6th Street, already overcrowded, get its own MePa-style Bacchanalian Brunch nightmare? [EVG]
People respond to the glorious 500-foot rule. [Eater]
City painter Sharon Florin has a show coming up 7/30. [SJF]
Are hipsters getting dangerous? First, they beat up one of their own in Bushwick, then (according to this commenter) they harass and assault the owner of Moishe's Bakery in the EV. Must be those frayed parental lifelines.