Friday, July 12, 2013

*Everyday Chatter

July 18: Your last chance to tell NYU where to stick it. Say NO to their 2031 plan! [FASP]

July 24: See "El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem" and be a part of the neighborhood discussion. [EBT]

July 28, August 3 and 4: Celebrate punk rock and the riots in Tompkins Square Park. [FB]

Performance art and neoburlesque return to the LES with COW. [EVG]

Orchard Street is still Orchard Street--here and there. [HNY]

Landmarks approves transformation of Coney Island Child's into a theater--apparently to be patronized by dimwitted-looking people. [Brownstoner]

Unfinished memoir published posthumously from Bob Guskind, blogger of Gowanus Lounge. [UV]

Take a walk on 18th Avenue. [OMFS]

That vanishing of gas stations around the Village and Chelsea has been halted, slightly, by the return of a gas station--that lost Lukoil on 8th Avenue and Horatio is now a Mobil. And they look very happy to be here:

photo: Thomas Rinaldi


BabyDave said...

I never thought that a new gas station would make me so happy!

Sinestra said...

I can't believe they are putting that boring hideous theatre where the super interesting old building is now in Coney Island. Grr I'm so angry- Everyone who walks past the old place that is 100% over the top Coney Island style wonders what it is, what's inside and how cool it would be if they fixed it up NOT tore it down for a brown brick, plain, ugly building. Boo!!!

Sinestra said...

Ok Jeremiah, I didn't read the article about Coney I just got so mad looking at all that boring plain brick and those lame ass people but apparently they are "restoring" the old gal. Yay!

Anonymous said...

"apparently to be patronized by dimwitted-looking people."

Well that certainly is constructive criticism if I've ever heard it.

Quality stuff Jeremiah.

Pat said...

"apparently to be patronized by dimwitted-looking people.“
The historic photo of the restaurant shows one man alone in the foreground and most of the rest of the people in groups. The artist's rendering of the future Child's shows one couple on the extreme right leaving the scene and everyone else alone. The ones who are alone appear to be totally disconnected from each other, unless you consider the man is looking at the back of the woman in the dress walking away from him. It is the most morbid, depressing sight, against the prison-like backdrop of sterile beige, almost surreal, and not what I would want to find should I go to the beach.