Tuesday, November 15, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

From the Occupy Wall Street librarians: "Call 311 or 212-639-9675 now and ask why Mayor Bloomberg is throwing the 5,554 books from our library into a dumpster." [BB]

Rebuild the library tonight at 6pm. [OWSL]

The Houston Wall shows up in a Scorsese fight scene--it's "an architectural extra in two classics of American cinema." [BR]

Sad scenes of the dismantling of Paul's Daughter at Coney. [ATZ]

Spend a week in New York culture with the Paris Review's Sadie Stein. [PRD]

Don Delillo talks about his new book. [AP]

Peek into the home libraries of six authors who still love real books. [FT]

RIP John Leeper, bartender at the Grassroots. [EVG]

Walking on Williamsburg's Berry Street. [FNY]

Park Slope's Dunkin Donuts conversion of Tonio's coming along. [HPS]

11/20: Union Docs presents "Block by Block: New York Street Historians." [UD]

11/30: Harvey Wang's photo show opens at the Tenement Museum:

3 comments:

maximum bob said...

For what it's worth, here are a few
of the indispensable titles in MY
library:
Low Life Luc Sante
Up In the Old Hotel Joseph Mitchell
Gangs of New York Herbert Asbury
Heart of the World Nik Cohn
The Secret Parts of Fortune Ron Rosembaum

Goggla said...

So sad/angry to find out about all those books...as well as Paul's Daughter. It's getting harder to stay positive about things when so much is being destroyed on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

It's still unclear as to what is happening with the OWS library. According to Gothamist, the city is saying that the books have not been destroyed. They are just sitting in a storage facility.

http://gothamist.com/2011/11/15/occupy_wall_street_library.php