Tuesday, May 25, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Williamsburg expats gentrify small-town NY: "In the beginning people seemed resentful toward us for coming in and trying to do something different." [NYT]

Jonathan Lethem is leaving New York for California. [NYer]

Visiting Circo's Bakery: "a sweet vestige of Sicilian Bushwick." [BBK]

Cupcakes are "marching over the landscape like little frosted storm troopers." [WL]

"Attention, locavores, omnivores, urban butchers, backyard beekeepers, cheese fanatics, and conspicuous consumers of consuming," Shut Up Foodies is all about you...including this very disturbing cupcake-related image.

Check out a short documentary about how garbage collection works on Roosevelt Island--via vacuum pipe. [LM]

A sign over Lafayette and Great Jones...what does it mean? It must be selling something...

Downtrodden trendy, crowded businesses in EV fight back against "mean-spirited" neighbors. [EVG]

Cafe Colonial closes today. [BB]

Bloomberg wants Wal-Mart: "People that live in this city are going outside the city to shop at Wal-Marts. So, if they’re going to shop at Wal-Marts, they might as well live here, they might as well have the jobs here and the tax revenues here." [WSJ]

A look at the changing face of Governor's Island. [GIB]

Meet "the dean of regulars" at Sardi's. [CR]


Mike B. said...

Bloomberg wants Wal-Mart:

And I want Bloomberg's head on a pike. Seems neither of us will be getting what he wants.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

I wonder how Bloomberg would feel if the Walmart were to be built on his block, his house razed to make way for a parking lot? Because, that's what's going to happen to somebody...someone with a lot fewer sacks of money anchoring down their home.

Anonymous said...

We love Vanishing NY!

Thanks--Shut Up Foodies

Jill said...

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that I love logging in to your comments section and reading the "this is not a democracy" screed for commenters. I read it carefully every time, just for the fun of it.

Jeremiah Moss said...

it's not an oligarchy either.