Monday, March 15, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Ginormous and disgusting bed bug billboard goes up in Times Square--directly over the Flash Dancers gentleman's club. There are so many "special" souvenirs you can take home from your trip to NYC. Tourists beware!

from Wirehead's flickr

Take a walking tour of Astoria with author Sam Lipsyte. [FW]

Scary, outsized glass tower for 1st Ave and 5th halted. [EVG]

Chasing the city's ghost signs. [FNY]

Fox News revisits Ray's. [NMNL]

"Pop pluralism," aka street art, in the gallery. [NYT]

Who says the new Nouvel glass tower "conjures a downtown New York we once loved and can now barely remember"? [Curbed]

The city gets a new library--with (some) real books in it. [CR]

Do you still love New York?...Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.” [WIC]


Barbara L. Hanson said...

“A lot of people still have that stereotype that libraries are just books,” Mr. Parrott said. “We’re a lot more than that.”

Just books? JUST books? A librarian that apologizes for the presence of books in a library is in the wrong line of work.

Ottendorfer is now just a row of computers being slept on by the homeless, with a few tatty books in the back. Tompkins Square is packed with books and is much used and loved. Books, books, and more books!

Jeremiah Moss said...

good points BH! i share your sentiments.