Artisanalization, germophobia, and class shifts are killing the hot dog: "'a staple of New York...it’s the way New York is.' But the way New York is has been changing." [NYT]
Check out this film footage of the Lower East Side in 1967--before it contracted "corporate herpes." [DM]
How did I miss the transgender Jesus in Tompkins Square Park? [EVC]
East Village woman is swimming to Coney Island to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of a similar swim. [EVG]
Mary Cantwell at the Chelsea Hotel in 1978. [ENY]
What is a "real looking Brooklyn working class type"? Ask CBS. [LM]
Goggla posts her "Confronting Comfort" protest coverage. [TGL]
Celebrate Historic Coney Island Sunday 8/28 from 1pm-5pm at the First Annual HISTORY DAY at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park & The Coney Island History Project.