Tuesday, November 18, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

Grace Hartigan has died. She was a painter of the New York School, Lower East Sider, friend to Frank O'Hara and all those guys.

The rumors of Sweetheart Coffee's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Miracles do happen, and I'm happy to say I was wrong. Sweetheart has returned, looking and tasting just like it did before the big renovation:

New gentrification word of the day: Balconization. When bad things happen to good fire escapes. [NYS]

Two Boots loses another outpost. [Grub]

Coney goes 1950s Space-Age. [KC]

Upzoning, downzoning, Brooklyn rides the Bloomberg rollercoaster of redevelopment. [GL]

Smith Street's a good one--take a nice long walk along the viaduct. [FNY]

On the state of Chelsea today: "We’re watching the character of our neighborhood transform into an amorphous blob... Every neighborhood is starting to look like every other neighborhood." [CN]

Hipster is dead--long live the Edge condo! Check out this video of Williamsburg hipsters talking about hipsterism. [Gothamist]


L'Emmerdeur said...

You post these "hipster" pieces to taunt me, don't you? Do you know how much effort it takes to not brain one of these people?

Good God, I cannot wait until a great wave of street shankings thins out this herd of douchebags.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps one Ray Ban-wearing youth sums it up best when asked if he's a hipster: "No, I'm from Manhattan. I think hipsters are usually just from the Lower East Side..."

^ Huh???????

He must have been misquoted. Nobody can be that stupid.
At least I hope not.