Williamsburg expats gentrify small-town NY: "In the beginning people seemed resentful toward us for coming in and trying to do something different." [NYT]
Jonathan Lethem is leaving New York for California. [NYer]
Visiting Circo's Bakery: "a sweet vestige of Sicilian Bushwick." [BBK]
Cupcakes are "marching over the landscape like little frosted storm troopers." [WL]
"Attention, locavores, omnivores, urban butchers, backyard beekeepers, cheese fanatics, and conspicuous consumers of consuming," Shut Up Foodies is all about you...including this very disturbing cupcake-related image.
Check out a short documentary about how garbage collection works on Roosevelt Island--via vacuum pipe. [LM]
A sign over Lafayette and Great Jones...what does it mean? It must be selling something...
Downtrodden trendy, crowded businesses in EV fight back against "mean-spirited" neighbors. [EVG]
Cafe Colonial closes today. [BB]
Bloomberg wants Wal-Mart: "People that live in this city are going outside the city to shop at Wal-Marts. So, if they’re going to shop at Wal-Marts, they might as well live here, they might as well have the jobs here and the tax revenues here." [WSJ]
A look at the changing face of Governor's Island. [GIB]
Meet "the dean of regulars" at Sardi's. [CR]