Thursday, July 29, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Grumbling about what happens to your identity when you walk into a reality-TV shoot starring Paula Deen or a slab of bacon, etc. [The Grumbler]

You don't glad about your status and place in society? Want to be always #1? "Very dangerous" sex and drug trafficker meets Personal Growth Lessons:

Why did Gary Shteyngart leave the Lower East Side? He explains, "I need a building that’s really weenie friendly." Although, he says, "It's still the only diverse neighborhood left in downtown Manhattan. The three H’s: Hasidic, Hispanic, and Hipster." [TLD]

Get a slice of the High Line. [FNY]

13th Step Owner decries the frat rap. [EVG]

Bowery broker wants a "cute little" wine bar. [BB]

Jukebox at Mars Bar is "fucked up." [SG]


ShatteredMonocle said...

Has the wine bar fad not passed yet? I thought we had moved on to artisanal hot dogs.

Grand St. said...

"Every returning New Yorker asks the question: Is this still my city?
I have a ready answer, cloaked in obstinate despair: It is.
And if it's not, I will love it all the more. I will love it to the point where it becomes mine again."

- Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

Jeremiah Moss said...

lovely quote, Grand St., and very optimistic.