Thursday, February 10, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

"Local" discovers dive bars--finds them not as luxurious as hotel bars and Keith McNally restaurants, which don't smell yucky like a Bikram yoga class. No coat hooks! Icky bathrooms! "Disparaging phrases" like Die, Yuppie Scum! [LEV]

On the new Gehry: "as the tallest luxury residential tower in the city’s history, it seemed to epitomize the skyline’s transformation from a symbol of American commerce to a display of individual wealth." [NYT]

E. 2nd loses an autobody shop, gets a condo with a roofdeck covered by creepy scalies, aka "people textures," which is about right. [EVG]

The mystery of the Toynbee Tiles explored in new film. [BB]

Hey Cabby! 1986 taxi stories for sale. [ebay]

Freddy's O'Finn to Bloomberg: "you've got to step back and realize that the best neighborhoods are the ones that generate income and generate business. And those neighborhoods are not made by corporations." [HPS]

Subway schedules and routes turned into real-time art. [Stupefaction]

On the history of "I Heart NY." [PG]


Laura Goggin Photography said...

That is the first time I've ever heard Mars Bar compared to a yoga studio...

mingusal said...

Has there ever been a more yunnie phrase written than "the same odor that permeates my yoga studio after a crowded Bikram class"?

esquared™ said...

they ain't no local; they're more hyper loco

Marty Wombacher said...

Anybody who uses UrbanDaddy as a source for bars should just stay away from the Mars Bar.

Grade "A" Fancy said...

Isn't it incredible that people feel the need to publish even though they admit that they are ignorant?

hoolsa said...

It's a shame that NYU blog exists.

Blair Sorrel said...

Greetings! I have created a permanent tribute to the late Roger Lane. Please see the home page and also the recent local incidents; please disseminate this vital public service to preclude more tragedies. Many thanks.



Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison's Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat.


Blair Sorrel, Founder

Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed, self-protect.

Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.

BaHa said...

Who spends their college years goig to hotel bars? What a prat.

Jeremiah Moss said...

@ Goggla--ha!

StreetZaps! i never step on those Con-Ed fixtures. i also don't step on potentially exploding manhole covers in summer.