In Brooklyn, an ancient pharmacy is preserved inside a coffee shop. [HPS]
A sidewalk bookseller asks, "If a saloon and bookstore can’t make it on the Upper West Side, what better evidence do you need than that of the decline of artistic and free thought? If this is happening here, what must you see in the hinterlands of America?" [NYT]
New York City leads the country in twits. [CR]
New book: Alphaville--a cop's memoir about "Alphabet City in 1988" when it "burned with heroin, radicalism, and anti-police sentiment."
It's not too late to live in Allen Ginsberg's former apartment. [EVG]
Half of New Yorkers are not worried about getting bedbugs. It's called denial. [WSJ]