Friday, March 11, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

History theft on the rise as new businesses on the Lower East Side are giving themselves false cornerstones, claiming to be "founded in" years way before they existed. [EVG]

CB3 passes a resolution to save 35 Cooper Square. [BB]

CB3 says "no meat market" for the Astor Place pedestrian mall. [DNA]

The Eldridge club, with its fake bookstore front, is dead. [Eater]

At Bigelow drugstore, a lot of canes and a note from Marcel Proust:

Sifting through the remains of a life, piled in a Dumpster. [TGL]

March 15: See Ben Katchor with his new book at The Strand.

Inside Mendel Goldberg Fabrics: "This small, last-of-its-kind store, near the corner of Hester and Allen Streets, has not left family hands since...1890." [NYT]

Chinatown Fair: the documentary--coming soon. [Gothamist]

Discover the invention of Brownstone Brooklyn. [MCNY]


B in Q said...

Hi Jeremiah,

Thanks as always for your insights.

I came across this, you've probably seen it, but just in case:

Have a great weekend!

Jeremiah Moss said...

thanks--i just posted that on facebook. it's utterly insane. who leaves their home unlocked in NYC and goes out to run errands for a few hours??? then is surprised they've been robbed!

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Oh I've seen that Proust 'letter' before - fancy wrapping paper from the Cooper Hewitt museum store. It's nice though.