"The New Museum...is just a showcase for art bought during the luxury boom, and serves to connect the luxury shopping mall of Soho, the new luxury condos on the Lower East Side, and the luxury hotels further up Bowery--helping turn yet another swath of NYC into a playground for aristocrats." [Restless]
Also, the New Museum Store sells this item--"as a commentary and memorial to Ramone’s disappearing punk rock counterculture." It sells for $250:
Art D'Lugoff, Village royalty, dead at 85. [VV]
Just finished reading Paul Auster's new novel, Invisible. Highly recommend it. Here's an interview with the author at HuffPo.
Wall Street bankers get the swine flu vaccine before the city's poor schlubs. [Gothamist]
Mars Bar bankers get vandalized. [EVG]
Taking a long walk across the city with a waitress from Greenpoint. [NYT]
How Rev. Billy almost, sort of, became the mayor. [LM]