Friday, August 9, 2013

*Everyday Chatter

The Nation endorses Bill de Blasio: "His candidacy is an opportunity for New Yorkers to reimagine their city in boldly progressive ways." [TN]

You have a little more time to dine at the original Odessa before it closes forever. [EVG]

Take a drive up Avenue D in the 1980s. [BB]

Watch The Birdman in its entirety--the story of an East Village CD and tape salesman. [Vimeo]

A Chelsea laundromat reveals its old sign. [FNY]

Big NYC developers getting subpoenas, including Joe Sitt, to see if they got tax breaks in exchange for campaign donations. [Crain's]

On the coming demolition of 5Pointz. [UC]

Union Street mural painted over. [HPS]

How landmarking helps affordability. [Villager]

Today and tomorrow: Huge record sale at the NYPL. [VF]

CBGB the movie, the trailer. [youtube]

"If any middle-class presence in a diverse neighborhood is evidence of gentrification...then it's impossible for a middle-class person not to gentrify." [AC]

Welcome to Bedwick. [Gothamist]

Mary Help of Christians is coming down in the East Village--luxury apartments are coming. Photo by reader Dan Spinello:


Steve Lindsey said...

No St. Brigid's revival here... The historic preservation is in full retreat. Our world a darker place... Allen Ginsberg's church replaced for the better people...

Hon. Steven W Lindsey
state rep (retired)
Keene, NH

( And what good is a landmarks commission that is worth less than not having one? That is nothing more than a cruel joke foisted upon the long suffering public? )

Eileen said...

So sad. But then, what would you expect from the Archdiocese of New York? They allowed St. Patrick's School in Little Italy to close. It was the oldest Catholic School in New York City. Talk about getting your priorities all wrong.