Monday, June 14, 2010

Lost City tribute

As you may know, Brooks of Sheffield is retiring from active duty at his excellent Lost City blog. You can read his farewell here.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, Neither More Nor Less and Lost City served as part of my inspiration for launching EV Grieve in December 2007.

Now, two of those sites have called it a day... All this has made me think about my own blog mortality.

[Moment of silence]

Anyway! Meanwhile, I think I'll apply for a liquor license with a sidewalk cafe.


As a tribute to a lost and vanishing part of the city ... I revisited a post of mine from November 2008 ... Here's Donohue's Steak House, 845 Lexington Ave. near 64th Street, which opened in 1950... an-all-too-rare classic that's still open....





Previously on EV Grieve:
The timeless appeal of Donohue's Steak House

11 comments:

VH McKenzie said...

Don't even think about retiring yet, EV. You're still in your prime.

East Village Feed said...

Please never leave us, EVG.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks! I'm not going anywhere... I didn't mean to make it seem as if I was thinking retirement ... I guess their retirements made me think of the future...

Anyway, I sure miss Bob's work... and I will miss Lost City....

EV Grieve said...

Uh, that didn't make much sense.

Melanie said...

I hope and believe these great "retired" blogs will live on with the news and photos they delivered. I like to read them as I would pick up a book (yes a book)these blogs NMNL and Lost City are valid and vital--that is why they are important. They show a cultural main stream on days gone by and tribal awareness we gather from street life.

esquared said...

why the strike through?

as i recall, this blog was about to grieve the almost closing of mona's and sophie's (thank g_d, they're still around).

but like what bob said, with "...the new profusion of bloggers (esp tumblrers in the ev), cellphone photographers..." and the proliferation of nyu kids in the ev, sites like yours, jvny, bb lost city and neither more nor less are being overshadowed by these who probably don't even know what is disappearing and being lost.

i think the day that nyu/nyt "hyper-local" blog becomes the go-to site for the evillagers would be the day to hang-it up also.

in the meantime, i need to "copy" contents from this site into my tumblog.

EV Grieve said...

I dunno, Esquared... I guess I didn't mean to make it about me ... it was a salute to Lost City.... I always take things day to day with the site... I never thought long term... And reading Brooks' farewell made me think about what EVG will be in another year or two...

Meanwhile, I have some Smurfs Photoshopping to do!

Jeremiah Moss said...

i second esquared's sentiment about the death knell being the success of those nyu blogs.

who's going to start the blogger Dead Pool, taking bets on who will be next to go?

EV Grieve said...

The death knell will be accepting product placements for SATC3.

thoughtfulplate said...

Your blog is unique because it's true to your belief and it's special because it's not the typical 'food' blog. We can sense your genuine love for our city and you know your readers got your back. :)

kim said...

Glad you will grieve with us for another day.
Thank you from the bottom of my grousing heart for your work and good energy, and for providing this intelligent forum where the quirky beauty our neighborhood still shines.