A Fresh Air interview with James Wolcott about life in 1970s NYC: "When you see a prostitute pulling a knife on another prostitute, that's something suburban Maryland didn't prepare me for." [NPR]
Romy's new Walker in the City tells of foxyknockers and debauched scenes in the Chelsea Hotel. [WIC]
What happens when the Shaloms take a building? [EVG]
Something called Sticky's Finger Joint is coming to the ghost town of West 8th St. According to their Facebook page, they will be "New York City's first and only establishment dedicated to the all mighty and delicious CHICKEN FINGER."
Two mom-and-pop shops vanish from Cobble Hill. [LC]
A new book about 70s NYC: "moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the Lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGBs." [FP]
Bloomberg and the myth of the progressive city. [Salon]
Norman Mailer for mayor! [ENY]