Former owner of the Beatrice Inn wants you to know that his new venture is authentic punk and "definitely not letting a bunch of banker douchebags in the fucking door." During Fashion Week: "André Balazs and Selma Blair slow-danced by a wall of drawings and photographs of male genitalia." [NYO]
Susan Seidelman speaks on the 25th anniversary of Desperately Seeking Susan, back when "Second Avenue was pretty funky" and still had Love Saves the Day. Screening tomorrow. [NYT]
Adorable bedbug swag! [NYT]
A moment of NYC bike zealot triumph. [Restless]
After 22 years on 3rd Avenue in the East Village, Ben & Jerry's is closing, "Due to Economic Times." I have mild, mixed feelings. I am not 100% anti-chainstore, and this one was so depressing and weird, so vintage 1980s, it had a certain odd appeal. I guess we'll soon be welcoming yet another bubble-tea lounge to this strip.
Now you can get your very own "I Survived the Great Brooklyn Tornado 2010" t-shirt! [HPS]
The sins of Sin Sin. [EVG]
A Chock review: "sometimes, even in Manhattan, a place can still come along for us. Not the tourists, not the hipsters, not the SATC girls, just us. And that's more than enough for me." [WL]
A walk through Gowanus. [FNY]
More places for people to park their asses. [AFB]
Check out the Cambridge Companion to NYC Lit--and who knew Gossip Girl was in the Whartonian tradition? [P&W] ... buy it at St. Mark's Bookshop.
Looking at the wonderful film "On the Bowery." [WOBA]
This weekend: Coney Island Film Fest. [FIB]