Don't forget--this Sunday at 6pm: Mob The Hat. Tell them "Jeremiah sent me" and get a free margarita! Give this long-time local business a shot in the arm. They will gratefully appreciate it.
As with Bill's Gay 90s, the trendy new owner of Lenox Lounge thought he was getting the interior fixtures--but the true owner took his decor with him. Said the new guy, "It’s like buying a car, and you come back and the seats are gone, the tires are gone." Oh fucking well. [NYT]
Great article on the travelers, aka "crusties," of the East Village. [Villager]
What do you miss most about Soho in the 1970s? [SMP]
1980s NYC on Super-8. [FP]
Enjoy Grieve's round-up of Out and About interviews. [EVG]
A last-remaining low-rise strip of Delancey has sold. [BB]
What's happening to our libraries? [OMFS]
Check out the Downtown Literary Festival. [MJ]
Zamperla actually believes: "We are saving Coney Island. And we are preserving Coney Island. But we’ve renewed it." [CO]
Looking back at Harlem's Lafayette theater. [GLF]
The Emerald Inn will rise again--as the 70-year-old original becomes a Kate Spade boutique. [WSR]
Watch Dustin Cohen's beautiful short film about a Bensonhurst cobbler:
The Shoemaker from Dustin Cohen on Vimeo.