Chelsea Hotel residents call on Patti Smith to cancel show for Chitrit. [LWL]
Sad shutter signage from Rocky's in Little Italy, as the 30-year-old small business has been booted to make room for newcomer Balaboosta:
A helpful guide for zombie texters. [NYT]
The Bed Bug Club (pic) has vanished. [LC]
On New Yorkers' passion for mega-supermarkets. [NYer]
Village Farms, formerly the Loews Hollywood, is being demolished on Avenue A. [EVG]
Eerie photos of Bloomfield, Staten Island. [NK]
A neon relic in the Bronx. [NYN]
Listen to photographer Frank Jump talk about Fading Ads of NYC on Leonard Lopate. [WNYC]
Frank also has a book of the city's ghost signs--order it from St. Mark's or find it today at the Strand.
TG170 closes for good after two decades on Ludlow. [BB]
On nostalgia and other things--blogger Joe Bonomo interviews me for No Such Thing As Was.