Monday, January 24, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

What was the greatest New York year ever? [NYM]

Rally to save 35 Cooper on Friday 1/28. [EVG]

Could the Carnegie Deli be closing? [Eater]

The rent at Ray's must be paid--go buy a beignet. [NSC]

Houston Wall appears in a Scorsese film of 1967. [BB]

Some Long Island people are paying $175,000 to replicate Carrie Bradshaw's closet in their home. Go ahead and weep. [Racked]

Gerritsen Beach blog brouhaha goes big news. [NYT]

Alex puts names to some of those hardcore kid faces. [FP]

Check out new--and old--music from the Slum Goddess. [SG]

Walking from Williamsburg to Bed-Stuy. [FNY]


tricia said...

I wish the Times had put the Gerritsen Beach story on City Room first, so people could comment. It feels odd not to be able to read and write comments online when a story is about a blog

Ed said...

I have to agree with the Eater comments about the Carnegie Deli. Sometimes these places effectively vanish before they actually close. This is one of those cases.

Caleo said...

Yes, the Carnegie deli is a "landmark" that has served as nothing more than a tourist trap for many years, and the original spirit vacated long ago.
As far as New York's best years, I'd say a tie between 47' and 78'.1978 is an interesting choice because I know more than a few natives who swear there was something special about 1979.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

It seems impossible to name a greatest year for NYC, but I would have loved to have been around in 1824 when Lafayette made his superstar tour.