In the Strand's window, excellent advice from John Waters:
Check out John Waters' curated collection at The Strand, a bunch of books that he says "will help you become a well-rounded, happy neurotic who can finally reject your own guilt and shame and embrace the outer limits of human behavior."
Pop-up bookshop sells one book: “This makes books feel like an art installation,” said the author. “We should care about them.” [CR]
Saying goodbye to Beat-era poet and filmmaker Ira Cohen, who just passed away. [WIC]
The horrifying future of Coney Island. [Curbed]
The swizzle stick madness continues. Chum's Mum adds a pic to the VNY flickr pool and Marty After Dark hunts one down at the Brandy Library.
Is your home included in the East Village preservation map? [EVG]
Take a Forgotten NY Tour this season. [FNY]
Obama in NYC: as he looked around the room, "crowded with sequined women in Christian Louboutin designer shoes," Obama said, "Everybody here almost by definition has lived out that American dream. The question is, will that same story be told by our children and grandchildren? Will it be told by the folks who do all the work here in New York City and across the country, washing dishes?" [via Gothamist]