Tuesday, April 21, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Greased at Loreley biergarten: In response to yesterday's post on noise in the EV/LES, a commenter reports, "i was at loreley on rivington saturday (not by choice), which has an outdoor area in the back. the neighbors in the building threw hot grease down on the patrons." Is this a challenge to Delicatessen's pee guy?

From the Chelsea Court Meat Market, which closed this weekend after 49 years, the most poignant and heartfelt shutter signage ever (click to enlarge):

What does New Yankee Stadium look like in a recession? Dead on the bottom, alive on top. [Breadline]

The City Concealed explores the "Byzantine Romanesque Indo Hindu Sino Moorish Persian Eclectic Rococo Deco" architecture of the United Palace Theater (opened 1930). [13]

Enjoy the vanishing bungalows of Rockaway. [RD via Curbed]

7th Street still turning over and over. [EVG]

Alex picks out the grit that remains on the east side. [FP]

Fishing in the Gowanus? You betcha! [FIB]


Anonymous said...

Hot grease? These people are such amateurs. All you need to do is open up a couple of feather pillows and let loose. Gets in everything. Customers are picking feathers out of their hair for days. The police will laugh. I mean really.

If you have proximity and are feeling particularly spiteful, honey or something sticky followed by feathers. We developed this in the 90s - it's an EV turn on tar and feather. We once coated this guy in so much shit he looked like big bird.

Andrew TSKS said...

Damn dude. The Chelsea Court Meat Market sign nearly made me cry. That sucks so bad.

Anonymous said...

What's with the Tiny Store? What a great name.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they thought Al Green was eating there. (hot grits)

Hot grease is over the line.

Jill said...

I looked into purchasing a bungalow in Rockaway much like the ones in the photos about 10-12 years ago. They were going for about $120,000. They are 2 bedrooms and total about 600 square feet with no outdoor space (a small porch) and of course no basement, a crawl space attic.

The one we looked at had a renter on welfare who might have been hard to get out (hard as in I don't want to kick someone out of their house, she had 2 kids). It needed a lot of work, everything was trashed from the walls to the windows to the roof to the slanting floors, to the crappy appliances and probably the wiring and plumbing. It would take years of hard labor and tons of money to fix it up. Also it wasn't much bigger than our EV apartment so it felt like we wouldn't be gaining so much other than being next to the beach, the main draw.

Now, those same bungalows are listing for around $250,000, still way too much money for the amount of work they require.

And Rockaway has changed so much, it is now weirdly empty with those strange condos and houses they built that took away the grid system by building circular drive paths and blocked car access to the beach.

I still fantasize about it though. I love Rockaway.