Wednesday, February 4, 2009

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning edition

New York Dolls made their uptown debut 36 years ago (This Ain't the Summer of Love, via Stupefaction)

Sucking Icicles (East of Bowery)

Ken has been checking out the Brooklyn Navy Yards (Greenwich Village Daily Photo)

Kirby has more on Great Jones Street (Colonnade Row)

Not cool: Pepsi replaces the Swayzzzzzzzze (BoweryBoogie)

Don't fuck with Central Park (Flaming Pablum)

More vanishing storefronts (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

Rotten makes butter better (Hunterer-Gatherer)

The evilest empire: A Live Nation and TicketMaster merger? (Brooklyn Vegan)

Oscar Wilde bookstore closing (Runnin' Scared)

From a New York Times editorial: Lawrence Ferlinghetti once wrote that Coney Island is “where I first fell in love with unreality.” Today, a desolate reality has taken hold at the legendary amusement park. As rides close, bulldozers uproot land that once held delightfully sinister sideshows. The few rides left barely lure neighborhood children and nostalgic tourists.

Reason No. 3,587 why local TV news sucks: Sue Simmons' annual groundhog impression (YouTube)


NYCDreamin said...

The Dolls' shows at Kenny's were just their "uptown debut" at that venue. They had already been doing shows around NYC beginning in late 1971.

EV Grieve said...

Ah, right! Thanks NYCD....I'll fix that...Thanks!

Karate Boogaloo said...

I've been thinking about posting Ferlinghetti's Coney Island of the Mind. Funny you should post that bit from the Times. Maybe I'll do it...

EV Grieve said...

Hey KB...Yes, please post it!

Karate Boogaloo said...

Will do...give me a little bit.