Thursday, October 2, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Checking in on 1 Jackson Square, as the sky is falling, the undulation has officially begun:

Welcome to Fear-Mongering 101. Says Bloomberg, "we may well be on the verge of a meltdown," and he's the only who can save the city. We heard the same thing from Giuliani after 9/11. [Times]

Just got this email: "Councilman Weprin is going to have a rally this Sunday, October 5 at 12 Noon on the steps of City Hall...against changing term limits legislatively, as proposed by the Mayor today."

Banksy to Wall Street rats: Let Them Eat Crack. [Curbed]

David LaChappelle's "Holy War" in Chelsea is supposedly a critique of our wasteful consumer culture, but one writer called Bones says "this is not critique, not at all. It's celebration, and I have no idea why we're celebrating." [Voice] ... Take a look for yourself.

Busy elves are working hard to bring not one, but two new Ralph Lauren stores to Bleecker Street, making a total of four:


Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of the undulation or the cantilevering, but the buildings are the least of it. I just wish I could go back in time and rip out Bloomberg's mother's uterus before he was born.

Anonymous said...

J, the recent NY Mag did a long piece on how Rudy saved the city, yet nothing about the Elf Mayor's destruction of the city, its history, its soul.

Anonymous said...

There is only one new Ralph Lauren store on Bleecker. The smaller store on the west side of the street, which was women's wear, recently moved to a new larger store on the corner. The smaller store is being turned into some kind of other delightful Lauren store. OK. Maybe not so delightful. But yes, there were 3 and now there are 4. Still two behind the Jacobs 6.