Monday, November 24, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

New subways: Now complete with hall monitors. [NYT]

Coney's Astroland is vanishing as we speak. Don't look. [GL]

Status-seeking parents already lining up to shell out $1500 for a big Marc Jacobs stroller. Do not get in their way. [Racked]

The fate of shoeshine men in the big, sinking city. [NYT]

The latest blow to New York's "romantic urban neuroticism." [RS]

Another well-argued case against Bloomberg's way--to take home with you over the holidays and convince your family to vote him out. [EVG]

Flow on down the Flushing. River, that is. [FNY]

How Duane Reade serves our city as a Memento Mori, a reminder that all must die. [GVDP]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good links. Regarding Bloomberg - We have a year to shift the public's opinion of him as someone who has "saved" the city, to someone who does not understand 85% of that city. A sort of out-in-the-open whispering campaign is needed now; we don't have until next election to wait. My opinion, anyway.