Wednesday, November 4, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

How Bloomberg got away with buying New York. [Atlantic]

“Bloomberg represented this development gone wild... That seemed like a great idea when times were flush.” [NYT]

1980s style (like everything else these days): "sanitized for your reconsumption." [NYT]

Young New Yorkers using texts to find sex: "The atmosphere is fluid, like an eBay auction. This leads to a series of marketing strategies... If you have several options perpetually before you, and if technology makes it easier to jump from one option to another, you will naturally adopt the mentality of a comparison shopper." [NYT]

from my flickr

Alert: That "free" chair you found on the street just might be cyber-stalking you. [Curbed]

The East Village "was nothing before Le Souk arrived." [EVG]

Independent merchants not doing well at new Yankee Stadium, "I think what they’re trying to do is force everybody else out." [NYT]

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