Ricky's expands their domain. Where Chelsea Custom Kitchens was, so Ricky's Beauty Shop and Revolver Salon shall be--on the corner of 17th and 8th. PLUS: A Ricky's Halloween costume shop is popping up at 147 8th Ave--that's the address of the defunct Marc Ecko Cut & Sew:
Haven't had your fill of the EV Noise Wars? Grieve and Jill have reports on last night's community meeting.
With all the complaining about prickly Manganaro's--a place I love--it's nice to see someone coming to their defense. Midtown Lunch gives guidelines for the uninitiated ("suck it up and follow their insane rules"), but if you know from Italian women, you should have no problem here. [ML]
Mars Bar: "still the type of dive where you can buy a dime bag of weed, get yelled at by an elderly alcoholic and make out with a teen runaway—all before 8 p.m." [NYP]
Take a tour of the city's fringe spots worth saving. [NYP]
Discovering doughnut ice-cream sandwiches at the ever-delightful Peter Pan Donut Shop in Greenpoint. [NYS]
On Bleecker, the former home of Magic Shoes is now history--and here comes another condo. [BB]
Rusty nails and white spiders--the vintage booze of Mad Men. [NYT]
This Virgin's got wood...
...big, fat, long plywood, of course, as the Union Square megastore gets prepped for Nordstrom Rack: