Friday, August 22, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

The death of wonderfully anachronistic Doyers Street begins. [GrubSt]

12th Street Books is having its moving sale for the next two weeks: All books are 50% off and they're bringing a bunch of stuff up from the basement.

Sorting out the whole Extell, Westbrook, Ben Shaoul, East Village Portfolio tenant-harassment thing. [Curbed] And EV Grieve has more.

And here's who they're making room for: Corcoran's "broker to the stars" says of his "young, hip" and loaded clients, "we have many, many people who want to be in the East Village." It's time to leave. [Curbed]

Gen Y gets more free shit just for being, well, them... “When it gets a little boring, I might pull it out"--the mantra of the iPhone age, in which everything is apparently "a little boring" since these masturbation substitutes are always out, everywhere. [Times]


Anonymous said...

If Magnolia bakery or a fro-yo joint were to have a 50% sale, I'm sure they'd be a teeming mass of yunnies lining up for that. But books, meh.

Anonymous said...

Got a hot tip for ya, Jeremiah.

OK, so everyone knows about the whole David's Bagels fiasco. Turns out, the landlord wants close/sell an entire string of stores along 1st Ave: Kathy's Jewelers, Davids, and Wines on 1st, possibly continuing down the rest of the block (sushi place and small deli; not sure about GNC).

A friend connected one of these stores tells me the landlord wants to at least use the three stores named to open a bar (cuz lord knows what we need in the East Village is another effing bar).

I blame the A Building for all of this. Ben Shaoul is evil.

Jeremiah Moss said...

thanks lvv, i just turned your hot tip into a whole post. it still spins my head how one landlord can kill an entire block of businesses in one fell swoop.

Anonymous said...

Happy to help contribute to your great blog.

The only "upside" is that a severe economic downturn may never see any of these new businesses come to light (Gov. Paterson is cutting 400M from the state budget this year and 600M next, the city would no longer be a playground when quality of life declines; really bad from a yunnie perspective).

But who can see joy in that when the stores we loved are long gone? Not to mention many people will lose their jobs, and crime will go up.

We have interesting times ahead. It's good to know like-minded people are still out there. The neighborhood feels so lonely these days.

Take care,