Thursday, January 15, 2009

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning edition

An East Village resident's apartment proved to be a prized asset when she went to Craigslist in search of a swap near Washington, D.C., for the inauguration. (Daily News)

Jeremiah and Jill both pay their respects to the Old Devil Moon.

WTF at the under-plywood McNally eatery on the Bowery? (BoweryBoogie)

Times Square photo circa 1976. Anyone for Lipstick? (Stupefaction)

About that snowboard ramp in East River Park (City Room)

Humble beginnings for the new year (NYC Taxi Photo)

Good news on the Beacon Theatre renovation (Gothamist)

Meanwhile, in London: Check out some storefronts of various mom-and-pop shops (London Shop Fronts, via BoingBoing)

On new newly appointed New York state chief judge Jonathan Lippman: "Mr. Lippman's childhood friend Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the state Assembly, recounted his boyhood with Justice Lippman their families on Grand Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Mr. Silver recalled that he and Mr. Lippman were bar mitzvahed in the same synagogue and both worked as law secretaries in state Supreme Court early in their legal careers.

"He's now in New York's top judicial post and I am usually on the top pages of the New York Post," Mr. Silver, D-Manhattan, quipped.

When it came time for him to speak, Mr. Lippman looked at Mr. Silver and said, "Two kids from the Lower East Side -- not too shabby." (New York Law Journal)


Ken Mac said...

why go to a bar when you can just go to the source? Great links today...that Taxi Driver shot is priceless!

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Ken!

Now I can't remember where I took that bar shot...One of those shots I just found on my camera...Hmm, wonder WHY I can't remember...

Karate Boogaloo said...

Thanks for the link & comments yesterday. I don't think I've ever seen Lipstick. I'll have to Netflix it.

Jill said...

Did you see that woman's East Village "studio." Did you notice that she has no stuff. No TV. About 15 books. An entire bookcase with NOTHING on it. And it's so clean... the paint looks really nice. And the view, she must be in the penthouse with that view. Also, she looks at least 40. This is a student? Are they kidding?

EV Grieve said...

Hmm, true, Jill...Maybe she hid everything before the DC people arrived...? Ha.