EV Grieve speaks out against the eateries that "continue to turn the East Village into some kind of foodie tourist trap. Hyper-seasonal! Farm to table! Artisanal! ...They're greedy carpetbaggers here to cash in on the East Village gold rush." [FIR]
Elaine's to close next week. [Eater]
In Carroll Gardens, Joe's Superette shutters after more than 50 years--taking their fried prosciutto balls with them. [PMFA]
Friday at Cinema Village, Florent the movie is coming.
Going off the grid on the Gowanus. [BTN]
Behind the DOH closure at Ray's Candy. [NMNL]
Lexus taxi drivers sound "spoiled and superficial." [RS]
Author and JVNY commenter Mick Dementiuk is delighted to find his book 100 Whores in the St. Mark's Bookshop--and Melanie got a shot. [EVC]