Monday, July 27, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Noisy, illegal hotel (packed with crazy Canadian girls) freaking out uptowners. [Gothamist]

Partying renters are not properly respecting the condos they've been invited into. [Curbed]

Just don't rent to America's Top Models--you might end up with this twisted nightmare. [Gawker]

On 14th and 6th, the long-empty storefront with the LYNN's ghost sign has found a tenant--one of the 9,000 7-Eleven's coming our way to kill our bodegas:

Visit the incredible Chez Ralph in Red Hook. [NYP]

Is American Apparel firing workers the owner deems "unattractive and thus detrimental to the 'AA aesthetic'"? [Gawker]

In a highly funded campaign, who's actually volunteering for Bloomberg? [NYM]

SuperDive--a different kind of velvet rope. [EVG]


Anonymous said...

I hate Superdive with a VENGEANCE.
It's everything that's gone wrong with this city. Private Dive Bar?

EV Grieve said...

The arrival of 7-Eleven really depresses me.

Sempion said...

Ah yes, 7-11, just the finishing touch to put the "suburban frosting" on the cake of NYC's demise. I made a comment about the the stretch of B'way and Columbus Avenue on the UWS becoming perilously close to looking like Paramus to a friend yesterday, and she was miffed. Apparently she's quite pleased saying, "why should people have to go to NJ to shop those stores", to which I answered "why not just live in NJ?". Sad.

Leslie C. said...

bodegas are depressing. 7-11s, while gross, are useful for slurpees and are generally clean.

pwlsax said...

Leslie, much of NY is depressing and not clean. That's what keeps it real.

Bob Pomeroy said...

The 7-Eleven news is depressing, indeed, but you sorta exaggerate the numbers. 7-Eleven plans 350 stores over the next 5-7 years, according to the online trade journal Convenience Store News (

Robert P. McAuley said...

New Sci-Fi Time Travel book
I just wrote a book that's being released in January. It's a Sci-Fi/Time/Travel novel, The 1800 Club, and I used many of the Park Slope spots and people I remember growing up with in the Slope. I invite all to read the first chapter, it's free and as each of the nine chapters are complete stories, you will jnot be left hanging. Hope you like it enought to purchase the book in January. I'll alert all as to when and where it can be purchased. Meanwhile enjoy the first chapter and feel free to share the site with your friends. It's at
Bob McAuley