Thursday, January 15, 2009
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)