Tuesday, March 1, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

Breaking news from the San Gennaro Facebook page: "Mayor Bloomberg's Office has just reached out" to the Figli of San Gennaro to "approve the full length (Canal Street to Houston Street)of the San Gennaro Feast...VIVA SAN GENNARO." Nolitans lose this round.

Another St. Vincent's casualty, Jessie's deli forced to close after 30 years on 7th and 12th. Thanks to Stacy Torres for the photo:

An old-fashioned funeral procession for a friend of Little Italy. [NS]

Excellent story about Max Fish and the changed LES: "Doubtless, the Lower East Side would have gone shiny without Max Fish--but maybe not so quickly." [NYer]

Looking for proof that New York is still the rudest city. [EVG]

Celebrate the life of East Villager, artist, AIDS and transgender activist Chloe Dzubilo, March 12 at Judson Church. Click here for info.

On Frank Gehry's new skyscraper. [NYer] ...with its party rooms, swimming pool, and built-in school, this tallest residential tower in the city brings to mind the terrifying and wonderful novel High Rise by J.G. Ballard.

Bowery Beef brings Boston to the Bowery--along with Dogshit. [Grub]

Fans of the lost Chinatown Fair put up a website memorial, with this amazing photo of the original arcade:


Anonymous said...

that picture of the fair is not only not the location which is being mourned, it is across the street. port arthur is the restaurant which used to be in the market across the street from the fair. this shot must be from before the mid 70s because i grew up seeing the fair in its current defunct location.

Jeremiah Moss said...

you're right--it's from before the fair moved. possibly from the 50s.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, talk about blowing up the asshole meter -- Gehry and Ratner, what a pair. I humbly wish they would both go die somewhere. Quietly would be fine.