New York Neon gives us a depressing look inside the once gorgeous, now gutted Lascoff pharmacy:
Mama's Food Shop shutters. Says the owner, "the community nature of the neighborhood has all but vanished, and it is over-run every weekend by a generation that has no vested interest in the East Village community." [EVG]
Avenue A is getting a "social club" for dogs--because the public dog run in the park is just too dirty for the pampered pooches of the new EV? [UNY]
Don't forget to donate to St. Mark's Books--and get yourself some goodies. [LA]
Harlem is losing its only bowling alley as Harlem Lanes announces its closure. [UTF]
Checking out the fabulous, antique signage of Borough Park. [OMFS]
Bloomberg won't steal Coney's Shore Theater from its owner--really? I bet he would if he got to turn it over to a condo developer. [ATZ]
...And it's not because we're getting old--New York City is louder and more obnoxious than it used to be, and so is the music that gets pumped in to every place you try to avoid but can't (because you have to eat and you need shoes). Science says, "We found evidence of a progressive homogenization of the musical discourse."