Thursday, November 6, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

News flash: "the New York of Neil Simon now belongs to Carrie Bradshaw." When will it end? [TONY]

Never. Because there will, in fact, be a Sex & the City sequel. [People]

An inside look at another great dive bar. [EVG]

See the best set of shots from the St. Marks Obama celebration--including a fantastic poster of Obama as Rosie the Riveter. [NMNL]

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super Obama! T-shirt by comic-book artist extraordinaire Alex Ross. [Uncivil]


Larvik said...

Well as for this Simon vs. Carrie issue, my feeling is, and has always been, that we all live in our own NYC. That is one of the things that makes living here so attractive, is the ability to chart your own course and live in your own world. Whether it is "literary NYC" or the NYC you have seen in the movies, whether that movie is Sex in The City or The French Connection (hopefully the latter!) you will find that world if you look hard enough. My own personal experience is that of a long time reader of this blog, who quietly despairs with nearly each blog post, but then goes out on almost a daily basis and still finds much to love about our city, and in all of it's corners. It is often hard for me to reconcile the doom and gloom that I read here, with my actual experiences out on the town. I mean, sure I see what Jeremiah sees too: yunnies, bad architecture, old businesses and people disappearing..but I also see alot of really interesting nooks and crannies, strange shops, eccentric people, old school diners (I just ate in one today actually - Scotty's on Lexington in the 30's), flea markets in BK and Manhattan,etc. I guess my main point is that we should maybe focus away from the constant nostalgia and sorrow about what used to be and emmerse ourselves in the city life we want to live, whatever that may be. And Jeremiah, those bookish girls with horned rim glasses that you think have gone the way of the dinosaur? I see them all the time, mostly in Brooklyn. Speaking of Brooklyn, the new Atlantic Book Shop (formerly 12th St Books of course) is outstanding. You walk in and there is almost always great music on - jazz, The Clash,etc and is almost always populated with older folks chatting away about literature. Imagine that. A bit of "Old NYC" right smack dab in the middle of stroller ville!

Anonymous said...

Somehow, I just knew that bullsh*t would not end with just 1 movie, I think we can look forward to a never ending supply of sequels.

It just will never end for New York. Like the energizer bunny,
It just keeps going and going and going and going and going...

Jeremiah Moss said...

manhattan's loss is brooklyn's gain. thanks for the reminder about 12th st books, i've been meaning to post an announcement about their opening. the new store is great.