Friday, July 19, 2013

*Everyday Chatter

Check out this collection of old signs hiding under new signs. [NYN]

Nostalgia is good for you. Don't let them tell you otherwise. [NYT]

The hyper-gentrification of Long Island City, photos by Nathan Kensinger. [Curbed]

Remembering the Astro Tower. [ATZ]  

Mars Bar--two years later. [GL]

A reader lets us know that Pepe Verde, opened in the Village in 1998, closed recently. The space is being marketed with the empty restaurant next door.

A Red Lobster is opening next to the venerable Apollo Theater in Harlem. [HB]

The Met's Punk show "captured about as much of the genuine spirit of Punk as, say, Disney World's "It's a Small World After All" ride captures the authenticity of the planet's cultural diversity." [FP]

Q&A with Nick Zedd. [EVG]

Some folks in Chelsea are trying to get a park built on 20th Street and they're asking for your help. [20thSP]

Meanwhile, developers by the High Line are trying to take a park away from the poor residents of Fulton Houses. [CN]

Besieged West 28th Street and the High Line get another whoop-de-doo luxury giant. [Curbed]


Anonymous said...

Ha! The empty Pepe Verde space is being marketed as "Hudson Street – Still Jane not Marc Jacobs". Who do they think they're fooling with that "clever" description? There's nothing "Jane Jacobs" about the West Village anymore. It's now a bland playground for tourists and a shopping mall for the (super) rich. End of story.

I'll always miss "New York".

JAZ said...

RE: Mars Bar before/after, I think Goggla made a mistake in the posting of her photos; all I see is Mars Bar and a picture of a Dentists office in Mamaroneck.

Jeremiah Moss said...

"still Jane, not Marc"! brilliant. i missed that, thanks for pointing it out.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

@JAZ - sadly, a dentist office would be the most exciting thing to hit that block.

Isabel said...

Hilarious comments from Zedd in the EVG post. He never did take criticism well.

And he directed 44 films?? Then why keep showing the same half dozen for your entire career?