[Photo on 2nd Avenue by Derek Berg]
Talking with Handsome Dick Manitoba at Manitoba's (The New York Times)
Meeting the the proprietors of "rocker babe emporium" Love Gang on East Ninth Street (The Village Voice)
Where to find bikers, drugs and rock-&-roll onscreen (Anthology Film Archives)
Hawk interlopers in Tompkins Square Park (Gog in NYC)
A new chef for Avant Garden on East Seventh Street (Eater)
Crazy amenities alert: Extell is giving buyers in Asia dibs on luxury apartments in the new 80-story tower on the Lower East Side (The Lo-Down)
The alleged tenant harassment continues at 135-137 Eldridge St. (BoweryBoogie)
Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves now has a weekly column featuring recipes and record reviews (The Village Voice)
A review of Garth Risk Hallberg’s sprawling new novel, "City on Fire," set in 1970s NYC (The New Yorker)
A look at Ben Shaoul's rental-to-condo conversion on First Avenue and East 23rd Street (NY Yimby)
The great La Taza de Oro is gone for good in Chelsea (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
That time someone thought it might be a good idea to fill in the Hudson River (Ephemeral New York)
Uncovering the documentary about an all Ace Frehley cover band (Dangerous Minds)
Moby trades the Lower East Side for Los Angeles for his new vegan restaurant venture, Little Pine (Well + Good)
The disappearing Hogs & Heifers (DNAinfo)
Diversions: The Swedish punk Peanuts (BoingBoing)
From the EVG inbox...
Bayside! The Musical! will makes its return to NYC and run alongside the hit show Full House! The Musical! at Theater 80 (80 St Marks & First Avenue) from Jan. 7 through Feb. 26. (Details here.)
And tomorrow at the Lower Eastside Girls Club...
And, lastly, EVG contributor Grant Shaffer finds that people can be sooo plastic on the L train...