Tuesday, June 16, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Thompson LES owner says the angry neighbors will eventually realize the hotel is good for them. [Grub]

The Backsiders and their Cooper Square panties get heard on 1010 WINS.

Note to clueless hotel guests, that bench is reserved for the Hell's Angels. [EVG]

A gang of mermaids, along with Miss Cyclone Angie Pontani and a sad-looking bunny, showed up at Amanda Burden's office yesterday to protest the destruction of Coney Island. Said Pontani in a press release, "If this plan goes through as it is, it’s going to be a tragic loss, and 20 years from now, people are just going to say, What was the City thinking?" Read more at Kinetic Carnival. And watch the video here.

(thanks, John, for the photo)

Bloomberg gets hipsters to do his dirty work in Greenpoint. [NYS]

This American Apparel photo-shoot spoof is pretty funny. [Gothamist]

Boogie covers the news coverage of a Calvin Klein billboard. [BB]

Meet to Save (what's left of) the Bowery tonight. [EVG]

Stay away from the "Hell Line." [ANY]


hntrnyc said...

Perhaps the digital conversion was actually instituted to make sure that everyone would end up paying for cable. I am amazed that you were able to get much of any analog signal before. Ever since the WTC came down, reception in this part of town got pretty weak, at least in my apt..

Bowery Boogie said...

RE Thompson LES: "Part of the process is to ingratiate the neighborhood and realize that the hotel, the pool, the restaurant, the bar are actually an asset and do make for a better, safer, cleaner neighborhood..."

...by displacing the community, and installing an upscale playground catering to non-residents.