Thursday, April 15, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

"'The city looks great at this moment of history because of the tsunami of money that washed over it for a couple of decades. But this is the turning point. From here forward fewer things will get fixed every month. After a while it will show. We'll get back to conditions like the 1970s rather quickly..." --Kunstler

Are annoyed neighbors throwing Shamwows at noisy Bar 81 loudmouths? [EVG]

Evicted by Thor, a Coney ride finds a new home in Honduras. [ATZ]

The misleading and vanity addresses of Manhattan. [IL]

As artists and hot dogs are kicked out of public parks and off public sidewalks, the dreaded cupcake is welcomed with open arms. [GG]

Getting ready for demolition in Chinatown... [BB] and the damage done. [TLD]

"When did libraries become a cacophonous combination of cafe, video store, music store, computer lab and playground?" [NYT]

As the Internet "grows up," is it the death of anonymous commenting? [NYT]

An interview with Banksy in TONY. He makes a good point: "There’s obviously nothing wrong with selling your art—only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it’s confusing to know how far you should take it."


Bill said...

Someday they will all realize that everything people loved in NYC, everything they moved there to be around is gone, long gone - with little or no chance of return. Now they want to limit how many art vendors are allowed in the parks...

Anonymous said...

I love that Bansky quote. Right on target. - BN