Tuesday, February 22, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

Little Italy gets littler and littler. [NYT]

Protesters are holding a candlelight vigil for 35 Cooper Square tonight at 6:00--and the Times covered the story this weekend. [NYT]

Another double-dormered little house on Grand St., in 1932 and today. [MU]

Upscale vintage shop Life Emporium coming to "eco" condo 515 5th in the South Slope--where a Salvation Army used to be. [OMFS]

First they lost the Tic-Tac-Toe Chicken, now the Chinatown Fair Arcade may be shutting down. [BB]

The Post catches up with the San Gennaro battle, and we hear more about "greasy" Italians. [NYP]

"Hot Chicks Room" installed on Ave A, where Two Boots Video & Pioneer Theater used to be. [EVG]

A Q&A about Harlem's jazz history with David Freeland. [AMNY]

100 years later, Triangle Shirtwaist victims are identified. [NYT]

Most recent EV noise complaint bubbles from 311:


hoolsa said...

WAIT! Two Boots is gone?! I just went there a few weeks ago!

Caleo said...

The boutique owners in the NYP article really are disgusting. They have a sense of entitlement the size of the Empire State building.
At one point I suggested that the Feast should scale back a bit, but now I want it to go on as usual just to aggravate the fools who run those overpriced stores.
And I do find it interesting that no matter when you walk by these places, they're ALWAYS EMPTY. ALWAYS.
How do you pay the rent without any sales ?

Jill said...

@hoolsa - this is the store adjacent to the pizza place where the video store used to be. And where I'm pretty sure I never used up my pre-buys. Dammit.

And now I whine a little: I was going to post the noise bubbles and you beat me to it. The early bird and that worm thing always getting in my way.

Jeremiah Moss said...

Jill, post the bubbles! there are too many bloggers covering the same stuff, but we all have our own take.

Claribel said...

The NYPost article on the Nolita businesses vs. the Feast was bizarre. I would think that in any other circumstance, small business owners setting up shops selling lingerie or $300 dresses knowingly where there is an outdoor festival with fried food would be profiled as a case study in poor business judgement and MBA students would be all over that one. If every fledgling business got the Community Board to intervene in its competition struggles or risks taken, then wouldn't that be intervening in the local free-market economy? It's hardly fair to the majority of small business owners who have to shoulder the consequences of their business decisions on their own.