Often I have asked the universe, "Who are the monsters who actually want the city to turn into a big mall? The ones who beg for more chain stores? Do they even exist?" Well, yes, they do--and the New York Times talks to one who says, "Please, can you bring in Dunkin’ Donuts...I also want a Bank of America.” Curbed's commenters (mostly) rip her a new one. [via Curbed]
Paul McDonough's photos of 1970s NYC. [Lens]
Save this EV willow tree from condo people! [EVG]
Save the Bowery with Poor Baby Bree. Get tickets here.
The bedbuggers weigh in on so-called BB repellent. [BBF]
Today, artists recreate bohemian apartments. [Eater]
You have to be cool to eat at Sam's. [Eater]