Thursday, March 15, 2012

*Everyday Chatter

Today is Egg Cream Day--who knew? So go check out these places--and these--for delicious egg creams. [EGD]

Walking Greenwich Avenue. [FNY]

Dig into the neon sign design archives of Artkraft Strauss. [NYN]

Freaked out in Brooklyn's last porno theater. [TWM]

“One day, you’re going to come to Coney Island and just gasp—‘Oh my god, it’s not that beautiful anymore,’” Carolyn McCrory said, eyes wide. “You’re going to feel it in your bones.” She was wearing an orange peacock dress, and her curly golden tresses added to the carnival air in the meeting, a mix of working class and Wonder Wheel. [NYO]

The evolution of Max Fish. [EVG]

Live at the Fillmore East. [BB]

Please don't hug the subway pole. [Gothamist]

NYC gets yet another Wisconsin-themed foodie establishment. [Eater]


Katrink said...

I was born & raised in Milwaukee, and I promise you we never ate cobb salad or spinach and artichoke whatever. And no one really eats cheese curds except at the State Fair. That said, I do love brats, but these guys are giving us transplanted Cheeseheads a bad name.

James C. Taylor said...

As far as I'm concerned everyday is egg cream day:

Little Earthquake said...

I don't care if they're hugging the pole or not - I shove my hand in and grab it.

This is why I hate the new subway cars. The MTA is always telling you to move all the way into the car. So they ordered new subway cars with poles placed right near the doors! Sheer idiocy. Not that that excuses the hugging, but people congregate naturally around the vertical pole and it clogs entrances.

Whenever I'm waiting on the F and an old-school one (with orange seats) comes by, I breathe a sigh of relief. The pole placement and the perpendicular seating makes for much more room. (I'm guessing they got rid of the bucket seats to accommodate this country's growing fat slob population which can no longer cram an ass into one seat.)

Oh, and I love cheese curds.

chris flash said...

Re the Coney Island Boardwalk:

These public meetings are meaningless, as the decision has always been made in advance. Letting the public speak is simply a way of letting them vent and then feel powerless as the vote goes against them, regardless of what they've presented....