Monday, July 16, 2012

*Everyday Chatter

Last night at McNally Jackson, authors, actors, and others came together to protest NYU's destruction plans. Fran Lebowitz, apparently, kicked some ass. Check out the book While We Were Sleeping:

photo: edittrix's flickr

The wonderful Sutton Clock Shop has lost its lease after more than 50 years. Watch a lovely little film about the shop. [CS]

Donate some bucks to help finish Julio of Jackson Heights, the story of a gay-bashing murder in Queens. [IGG]

Textile merchants hold on to their piece of Tribeca, though the calls from developers are "relentless." [TT]

At MOMA, iPhones block the view of Starry Night. [DEP]

Tracking down Da-Nite's neon signs in the city. [NYN]

Take a trip to Vinegar Hill with Mr. Chittle. [SC]

Walking Broadway Alley. [FNY]

Enjoying the Upper West Side's past in the city archives. [WSR]

Can mom and pops survive extreme gentrification? "The artists, weirdos and blue-collar families that I grew up with (save the lucky rent controllers) are long gone. They’ve been replaced, in large part, by guys in suits." [NYT]


kingofnycabbies said...

"Starry Nights" is at MOMA.

Anonymous said...

Starry Night is at the MoMa, not the Met.

Jeremiah Moss said...

thanks for the correction--fixed!

onemorefoldedsunset said...

I love how Vinegar Hill looks too, but it's primo real estate retro-chic territory these days(the way Red Hook continues to develop), especially since Vinegar Hill House (restaurant) opened in '08 & became mobbed with celebrities. We need some barricades.

DrBOP said...

Now I ask that not the pose of a mayoral candidate?

Either that or she's hailin' a cab out the front door so she can make a quick getaway :+)

Elizabeth Manus said...

Can you say anything more about the Sutton Clock Shop? Did it want to lose its lease?