Tuesday, June 29, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Boy, an apartment in Stuyvesant Town sure was big back in the day. And ruffly. This vintage ad comes from Samuel Zipp, author of Manhattan Projects:

Check out the queer HOT Festival at Dixon Place.

A call to rally around Stonewall veteran Storme Delarverie. [LWL]

City's oldest Papaya King is closed for a re-do. [Grub]

Roy of Mars Bar has passed away. [EVG]

Hoteliers work fast on the LES. In May 2009, fire destroyed two tenements. Today, plans for a hotel on the site have emerged. [BB]

Lafayette and E. 4th--in 1912 and today. [FP]

A list of places where people, for reasons I will never understand, like to stand in line. [Eater]


Laura Goggin Photography said...

I don't get why people stand in lines. There are thousands of places in this city to get good food or what ever.

That said, I do admit to waiting in line for moon cakes from the lady in the shed on Mosco Street. At the time, I had no idea what the line was for and neither did anyone else...that made the surprise at the end even better.

The Ancient said...

You mean "chiacchiericcio"?

sec word: sabines -- Guys who long ago lost their girls to a different bunch of guidos.

Ed said...

I'll defend the Shake Shack line, though its yunnie heavy. Its in a park. You are in a park on a nice day. You can sit on a bench for a long time or stand around for a long time. Its not like there is much else to do in Madison Square Park. You might as well stand around and eventually get a burger and shake out of the deal.

In other words, at that Madison Square Park location, the point of standing in that line really is to stand in the line. It gives you the excuse to be standing outside doing nothing on a nice day.

I think the halal cart line kind of makes sense, though not some of the behavior described in the article. There really aren't that many good cheap lunch options in Midtown.

One problem with these lines: New Yorkers. There are only so many cell phone conversations you can listen to.