Dear Fran Lebowitz, Can we please be best friends?
Capital NY on this Saturday's St. Mark's Books Cash Mob (be there!) and vanishing NY: "Change is a part of the nature of the city. But maybe what we're really experiencing is a kind of entropy, as individual talent and entrepreneurship and style, and local ideas and preferences and customs, are slowly being eroded and replaced with corporate monoculture. The issue in New York isn't about German bakeries being replaced by Dominican bakeries, nowadays; it's about Dominican bakeries being replaced by Dunkin' Donuts." [CNY]
Has the Lafayette French Pastry shop just vanished from hypergentrifying Greenwich Ave? [VV]
A Q&A with the director of the Sunshine Hotel documentary. [EVG]
Watch tourists fondle the testicles of the Wall St. bull. [youtube]
Read Karen Lillis' very, very short stories about life in NYC in the early 1990s. [EDG]
Check out the LES Music Festival at Dixon Place. [DP]
I can't wait until the foodies all get tired of their obsession. [Gothamist]