Monday, January 3, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

New Fedora to open Thursday--see inside here. [Feast]

Don Everett Pearce returns to the Nighthawks mystery, looking at Blast of Silence for evidence of the missing Hopper diner. [DEP]

A round-up of Coney news from 2010. [ATZ]

Go inside the Henderson Music Hall with Coney historian Charles Denson's video tribute. [ATZ]

Blizzard memories
from Romy. [WIC]

Laundry and our relationship to washing machines. [HNY]

Check out this cool collection of paperbacks with maps of the city on them. [DTDB]

The lost comic book stores of Sheepshead Bay. [GNYC]

An homage to the city's lost bars of 2010. [GAF]

An in-depth look back at the Bloomberg Era. [NKP]

Exploring the world beneath the city. [NYT]

Hawk life
in an EV air shaft. [EVG]


EV Grieve said...

Blast of Silence is one of my favorites... Thanks for that link...

Mark said...

Not that I expected anything different from this Fedora "renovation", but I can only thank you for sparing me a trip to see my old haunt, now gutted and over-run with hipsters, white marble and black leather.

Pig heads, indeed.

It's like it was never there.

Grade "A" Fancy said...

He said "cocktail curator" without even laughing.

EV Grieve said...

I finally worked up the courage to watch that Fedora video ... UGH... That was just awkward ... It made me sweaty (does he need to wear a hat and scarf inside like that?) ... And I'm with Mark — no need to go myself now. I figured he wouldn't keep the spirit of the old place at all. Bullshit Artist of 2010.

Anonymous said...

That looks like the closest match for Nighthawks so far. The great detective work continues!

Alexander Romanovich said...

Not sure if you've seen this yet, but it should interest you:

Jeremiah Moss said...

yes, i did, thanks--great collection.

Anonymous said...

There are some photos on Robert Otter's website( the Nedicks on the corner of 8th St and 6th Ave in 1962 and 1964. Looks very similar to the diner in the movie stills, including the angled entrance with the broad vertical bars.One photo shows the Whelans sign on the next block which you see reflected and reversed in the stills.

everettsville said...

Wow, the Robert Otter photos are a fantastic resource. I'm still looking them over. Thank you, anon, for the tip!

Thank you, Jeremiah, for encouraging me to post the Blast of Silence stills.