Wednesday, August 24, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

Oh, the ups and downs of the Chelsea Antiques Garage. Pat writes in to say, "I just emailed a vendor I keep in touch with and she told me the Garage was originally going to close August 28th but they're on a month to month lease again. For now!"

Along with Steve Cuozzo, we're worried about El Quijote, too. [NYP]

Can't get enough of the egg cream? Check out this ultimate guide--it also gives you good ideas for where to find a diner. [JCT]

Marty buys a pile of books at St. Mark's Bookshop. [MAD]

8/30: Meet the last of the live nude girls with Arthur Nersesian at St. Mark's Bookshop:

Video of yarn-bomber Olek. [BB]

Jazz musician Giuseppe Logan is alive and well and back in Tompkins Square Park. [EVG]

Is a good restaurant review "the final nail in Bushwick's coolness coffin"? [Gothamist]


Anonymous said...

RE: El Quijote

This is by far my favorite NYC restaurant.I love downing Sangria and stuffed shrimp there, and I love the history and the atmosphere (did anybody read the Patti Smith book?). I did read somewhere in the last few years that they had decades left of their lease and felt comfortable knowing that they were, in theory, untouchable. But I do agree with the Post's speculation of the how the 'plans can change'.

Let me put it this way: If El Quijote ceases to exist, well then FUCK NEW YORK! I've lived here for 25 years and in the last 10 I've been known to throw down the gauntlet as far as staying here another 25 years and moving on to another city. So far it's been all talk and no action on my part, but I've had it with this fucking nonsense!! Why would someone NOT want El Quijote to remain in New York? What's up with all this 'high-end' bullshit? These snarky-ass restaurants with quite arrogance, and in your face self-conscious sophistication. I don't want to go to dinner where flaunting your status as a rich asshole is part of the protocol. Fuck that! Seriously, I've been investigating other cities to go to for a few years now, and if this happens it's just going to tip the scales. New York, seriously, what the FUCK happened to you??

Marty Wombacher said...

That sounds bad about El Quijote. I hope they survive and don't get Fedoradized.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

Great egg cream list!

For some reason, kissing booths bring back memories of Juicy Fruit gum, Susie Chapstick, yellow Camaros, tube tops, Close-Up toothpaste and tanning oil. Are the 70s back?