Wednesday, October 19, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

Is it a real miracle? The Post reports that Zamperla's plan to shutter the Coney Island boardwalk is falling through--Ruby's and Paul's Daughter might be staying. [NYP]

Serenading for St. Mark's Books. [DNA]

On the little time capsule of Jones Street, Strider Records is shuttering. [Stupefaction]

The MONY weather beacon has lost its incandescent bulbs and neon for LED technology. [NYN]

Joe's Bar in the EV really, really looks closed. [EVG]

LaMama celebrates 50 years of theater. [LM]

Naomi Wolf on her arrest at Occupy Wall St: "if DHS now has powers to simply take over a New York City street because of an arrest for peaceable conduct by a middle-aged writer in an evening gown, we have entered a stage of the closing of America." [Guardian]

7 comments:

Goggla said...

Although having Zamperla as a landlord could prove to be a nightmare, I'd love to see Ruby's and the other boardwalk businesses stay. What about Shoot The Freak?? Can they return?

ShatteredMonocle said...

So the Coney Cones people run The Pelican Hotel in Miami.

"The Pelican is the first hotel created by Italian fashion giant Diesel in Miami Beach..."

Just what Brooklyn needs!

Jeremiah Moss said...

SERIOUSLY? as in Diesel jeans? the people behind the "Be Stupid" campaign? you can't make this shit up.

Katrink said...

As the late great Master used to say, "WEPA!" Let's hope the party keeps on keepin' on! The party on Oct. 29 should be quite a bash.

EV Grieve said...

Plus, Amusing the Zillion reports that Popeyes Chicken is returning to Surf Avenue after a year's absence. The year-round business had been there for 27 years before getting booted by Thor Equities.

I like the food for nonfoodies. Christ, does everything have to be farm to table and faboo?

Claribel said...

Kudos to La MaMa!! We may have lost the great Ellen Stewart, but creativity is still alive in the EV thanks to true pioneers like here. Everyone go out there and see a performance if you can! I've got my eyes on La Mama Cantata.

mingusal said...

Coney Cones was one of the silliest things ever. Talk about coming in from out of town and misunderstanding your market... They seemed to think that Coney was Manhattan, and opened one of those crappy lunch places that litter the Midtown streets, complete with the shiny surfaces and "healthy" food. Glad they were wimpy businessmen though, and gave up bringing salads, paninis, and clean comfy living to Coney Island before they covered the place with that stuff.