Wednesday, August 5, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Chez Brigitte, in the Village for 50 years and shuttered last summer to great despair, finally has a new tenant. It's a Tasti-D-Lite. It may be the "original" NYC fro-yo, but it's no Brigitte. And the chaining of the city continues:


Aces and Eights manager wants to hear your suggestions for how this "frat-hole" can go from beer pong to good neighbor. So let him know. [EVG]

8/15: Check out "The Betrayal of Urban Planning: Public Policy Under Bloomberg" with Rob Hollander. [EVHP]

Enjoy the musical stylings of a new blog by Grieve, Alex, HunterG, and KarateB: It's The New York Nobody Sings.

A restaurant supply company moves onto the Bowery? Is this a sign of de-gentrification? [BB]

Bad for bars, good for neighborhoods? "...rising cries of pain are being heard from restaurateurs and bar owners facing the lengthiest liquor license application delays in memory." [NYT]

Read an excerpt from "Wrestling with Moses," the story of how Jane Jacobs saved the Village from destruction. [NYT]

7 comments:

Tricia said...

Wow, we were just reminscing the other day about Chez Brigitte! So the space is finally rented after all this time and many months of lost rent for the greedy landlord. We don't need another Tasti Delite here either. There's already one just a few blocks south at Sheridan Square

Karate Boogaloo said...

Thanks for the plug! We'd love to have you if you'd like to join the team.

Jeremiah Moss said...

thanks karate. i am not so musical, but i do recommend some classics from rodgers and hart. "we'll have manhattan, the bronx and staten...island too..."

c.o. moed said...

horrified about chez b.'s replacement. for one thing the fake ice cream sucks and for another, there's just no place like chez b. to really eat anymore.

Melanie said...
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trace said...

disaster

Grand St. said...

So, the Chez Brigitte Tasti is apparently "closed for the winter," opening again on March 1. One has to wonder how this operation has the wherewithal to suck up three months rent without a yogurt sold.

Certainly, many a cutlet would've been consumed during the same period. Salt in the wounds for fans of the old joint...