Breaking news from the San Gennaro Facebook page: "Mayor Bloomberg's Office has just reached out" to the Figli of San Gennaro to "approve the full length (Canal Street to Houston Street)of the San Gennaro Feast...VIVA SAN GENNARO." Nolitans lose this round.
Another St. Vincent's casualty, Jessie's deli forced to close after 30 years on 7th and 12th. Thanks to Stacy Torres for the photo:
An old-fashioned funeral procession for a friend of Little Italy. [NS]
Excellent story about Max Fish and the changed LES: "Doubtless, the Lower East Side would have gone shiny without Max Fish--but maybe not so quickly." [NYer]
Looking for proof that New York is still the rudest city. [EVG]
Celebrate the life of East Villager, artist, AIDS and transgender activist Chloe Dzubilo, March 12 at Judson Church. Click here for info.
On Frank Gehry's new skyscraper. [NYer] ...with its party rooms, swimming pool, and built-in school, this tallest residential tower in the city brings to mind the terrifying and wonderful novel High Rise by J.G. Ballard.
Bowery Beef brings Boston to the Bowery--along with Dogshit. [Grub]
Fans of the lost Chinatown Fair put up a website memorial, with this amazing photo of the original arcade: