Thursday, August 12, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Meet Larry Hagberg, New York City blacksmith. [13]

A Jesuit school for poor boys leaves the LES where there aren't enough poor: "It used to be you could see drug deals in the park and hookers with johns...Now it’s high-rises, hotels and more construction cranes." [NYT]

Clinton and E. Broadway bodega forced out--coffee fetishist shop to come? [TLD]

Looking at the making of Ragtime on E. 11th. Thanks to high-rise development, says one interviewee, it could not be done today. [Vimeo]

Isn't it time for lunch at Eisenberg's?

photo: Verplank, VNY flickr pool

In the East Village, don't cut your lips on a beer-can popsicle. [EVG]
The Windsor Terrace and Kensington areas of Brooklyn still have some great old signage. [FNY]

"Fresh Meat" in the Meatpacking District. [GVDP]


Mykola ( Mick) Dementiuk said...

One time in the 70s I spent all night sitting with the crew sipping wine and bullshitting as the cameramen shot a scene in an old tenement. By the end on the night I felt as if I was in the early 1900s as I staggered home a few blocks away. Glad that was my participation in Ragtime with Jimmy Cagney.

BrooksNYC said...

Poor Jeremiah....mugged by the gay mafia! Ha!

You know our sympathies are with you. The day will come when we can hate up on all frosh equally, but for now, the gay kids need welcome and support. That's all I meant.