Thursday, December 16, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Demolished and unpreserved Day-O now totally plywooded and padlocked in utter secrecy:

Remembering the old days of Max Fish: "It wasn’t what it is today: chicks with $5,000 bags thrown on the floor drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon." [NYT]

Lower Second Avenue gets a new restaurant with an appropriate name: Heartbreak. [EVG]

As bloggers sell Brooklyn for Ford cars, a borough becomes a major brand. [NYT]

MCNY digitizes portion of photo archives--bloggers cream their jeans. [MCNY]

Bed Bugs make Village Voice top 10 for 2010. [RS]

The latest from the Scribbler Wall:


Grand St. said...

Guess we'll never know if there was any evidence of La Marionetta Pizzeria underneath the Day-O signage.

Since you asked, I'm thinking "meh" about that random thread widget...

BrooksNYC said...

"You Might Also Like...."

Where it at? Or have you already deep-sixed it?

It's at the bottom of so many blog pages that I barely notice it.

Claribel said...

Here's my 2 cents for your poll: While the selections are random, I don't find them annoying. In fact, some of the images might pique my curiosity and I'll click to that post instead of browsing your archives, which is what I'm used to doing. You already link to older posts when they relate to current stories, and I like those links more. So I'm ambivalent. The widgets don't bother me, but I don't use them much either because I'm already used to the other options. So I'm with Grand St. Two mehs.

Jeremiah Moss said...

Brooks, it's at the bottom of every post.

i'd rather it be in the sidebar, because i do like the randomization, but it's too much in every post.

make that 3 mehs.

BrooksNYC said...

"Brooks, it's at the bottom of every post."


Well, obviously I won't miss it much unless you can turn it into a porn widget.

: )

So make that four mehs.

Jeremiah Moss said...

okay, i dumped it. now i'm trying to put in a "random post" widget in the sidebar, but the thumbnails aren't coming through very well.

Ken Mac said...

Cannot believe they destroyed the Day-O facade. But then, why I am surprised? Nothing should surprise us anymore.

Tricia said...

There are entirely too many of these plywooded construction sheds intruding on the narrow sidewalks of the Village and as you say "padlocked in utter secrecy." The other day I was startled to come across a very extensive one on W 4th St just above 10th St. It covered the front of 4 or 5 townhouses under renovation. Do you think it's possible the interiors are being combined into one mcmansion?