Thursday, July 14, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

Trash & Vaudeville's Jimmy Webb on the East Village, Mars Bar, and everything: "I wish there were more stores on the block that offered more colored hair dye rather than colored frozen yogurt. I'm really, really, really, truly offended when the neighborhood is called Little Tokyo. It's not Little Tokyo, it's never been Little Tokyo, it's the Lower East Side." [VV]

EV locals chime in about the artisanalization of Banjo Jim's. [EVG]

July 24: Support Nuyorican pioneer Miguel Algarin as he loses his apartment. [NYDN]

July 16: Check out the Anthology Film Archives garage sale for a treasure trove of film-related ephemera: Books, journals, posters, projectors, treasures and everything in between! 10am - 4pm in the alley behind Anthology.

Coney Island circus portraits by Kevin C. Downs. [ATZ]

So that Tasti-D-Lite that took the place of the beloved, missed, 50-year-old Chez Brigitte is now kaput:

11 comments:

maximum bob said...

And the shit continues to flow downhill...

esquared said...

if tasti-d-lite was called pinkberrystogomango it'd still be open. it wasn't nouveau or artisanal enough. neither was chez brigitte. they should have offered artisanal electrolytes on its menu...

Goggla said...

I love Jimmy Webb and try to patronize T&V as much as possible, even if it just means buying a pair of socks. I was having a really bad day once and he put me in a dress and made me feel like an absolute star. And, for that, he'll always be a SUPER star in my book. :)

glamma said...

really sorry to hear about miguel algarin. truly hope things work out for him and that he can stay in the east village, right where he belongs!!!

Dan said...

I can't believe that Chez Brigitte was replaced by a Tasti D. Wouldn't expect anything less.

JAZ said...

As if the fact that Gossip Girls 'people' putting out a letter basically begging wasn't pathetic enough, the fact that they actually tried to gain traction by referencing 'The OC' almost makes this look like a gag or something. I can see it now:
"Honey, did you see that Gossip Girl is desperately begging for a life preserver of authenticity? How pathetic"

"didn't the producer of Gossip Girl also bring 'The OC' to living rooms across the nation?"

"Wait....really? The OC?? Well, why didn't you say so?!? Of course they can have the run of my place!!"

Marty Wombacher said...

Wonderful Coney Island photos over at Amusing the Zillion, thanks for posting the link. And JAZ is right on the money as always!

Jeremiah Moss said...

it's cute how Gossip Girl thinks there are still writers who can afford to live well in Manhattan. Brooklyn might be a better source.

Mitch Broder said...

I still can't pass the former Chez Brigitte without sadness. You're right, it is missed. It was the only place I knew where eating dinner at a counter felt right. I also miss seeing the sign with their slogan: "Chez Brigitte will seat 250 persons — 11 at a time."

mingusal said...

Indeed. Are there any writers under the age of 60 who live in "an upscale apartment or brownstone" in Manhattan? Or, indeed, live what a Californian would consider an "upscale" life anywhere in the 5 boroughs? I think TV and screen writers are the only ones left who get payed anything like that kind of $$.

rls said...

about upscale writers: spike lee lives in a townhouse, east 60s, best taste ive seen. no he wont let gossip girl do this! long time ago, a japanese magazine wanted to photograph my apartment. they were doing an editorial about young creative new yorkers & how they decorated small spaces. the photographer saw mine & since it fit the bill he asked me if i could find others. that was a no brainer. i knew dozens of artists w/wonderful apartments, & so many wanted to be in the magazine. it was difficult for the photographer to choose from my polaroids, as they were all so interesting. i loved working on this shoot as a location stylist. we got so many good pictures, published about 5 interiors. seems things were more realistic then??? (1975)