The long-empty, 25-year-old Toons Thai restaurant on the western end of Bleecker is being plywooded as we speak. What do you think is coming?
A: Another Marc Jacobs
B: Another Ralph Lauren
C: A bank
D: Who gives a fuck--Bleecker is dead
Where have all the Crusties gone? “It’s like the birds aren’t migrating this year; the salmon aren’t swimming upstream,” said Chris Flash. “The whole ecology of the neighborhood is out of whack.” [NYT]
Crusties talk to Grieve about the NYPD crackdown. [EVG]
Following up on the chess table arrest. [NMNL]
Di Palo's isn't worried about the big bad Eataly. [Grub]
Rally for rent reform tonight. [Gothamist]
What will New York look like in 2040? [Curbed]
What would you do if you ruled NYC? [Restless]
Check out unpublished photos of Bettie Page by WeeGee. [VS]
On the history of the Umbrella House. [GVSHP]
A KAWS sculpture appears on The Standard Hotel's doorstep. Shame-faced, the Mickey Mouse death's head sees no evil.