Wednesday, February 23, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

Scenes from last night's vigil for 35 Cooper Square. Pete Hamill was there and said, "It’s an example of failure. There are people not yet born who won’t get to see what New York was. This is our inheritance. We have to keep this place alive." [EVG] & [BB]

Lovely Coney Island cats enjoy the off-season. [ATZ]

The men of the Bowery speak at the LES Heritage Film Series March 1. [TLD]

When fancy Freeman Alley was filled with breadline men. [ENY]

The furry fetish becomes mainstream fashion on W. 8th Street--but are these cats yiffable?

The dirty love graffiti of Mars Bar. [SG]

Pics of the city, the way things used to look. [FP]

Commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on March 1. [HFBA]

"Things can disappear so gradually that one doesn’t take notice that people aren’t givin’ each other agita the way they once were, or making sure they have carfare. You just forget about it until some old guy decides to say, 'That was the pernt,' and it all comes rushing back in an instant and hangs around a while before it fades away again." [WIC]

1 comment:

Mark E. Seitelman said...

Thanks for the mention of the Hebrew Free Burial Association's yarhzeit of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

Indeed, it is a sad chapter of our history. But, those souls will be remembered today and tomorrow.