Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EV Grieve Etc: Mourning Edition

The former home of the Marx Brothers in danger of demo (Living with Legends)

Sabotage at the Aqueduct? (New York Observer)

Analyzing "Manhattan" (Patell and Waterman's History of New York)

Carnage at the P&G (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

Ken has photos from better days at the P&G (Greenwich Village Daily Photo)

What's doing in Murray Hill? (Esquared)

The Bowery/Delancey billboard goes black (BoweryBoogie)

Happy No. 62 Iggy (Hunter-Gatherer and Stupefaction)

EV/LES streetscenes (Flaming Pablum)

Tagging along on Snuggie Saturday (Daily Intel)

Jeremiah had news yesterday of the new tenant at Extra Place.

Meanwhile! From Metropolitan Diary yesterday in the Times:

Dear Diary:

Recently I was on my way to a job interview in the East Village, a neighborhood I don’t know well. I had a hard time finding the address I was looking for, even with directions I had printed out from the Internet.

The short street, Extra Place, was not marked, and since the tiny shop wasn’t open yet, there was no sign of any kind that I was in the right place. In a panic, I hurried up to a police car stopped at the next intersection and asked where “Extra Place” was.

The officers immediately went to work. One consulted his mobile phone to verify the address; one pulled out a map from a large bunch stuck between the two seats. To my confusion, that officer also handed me a handful of tissues.

“Are you on your way to an interview?” he asked. “You’re going to need this; you have lipstick all over your teeth.”

He swiveled the passenger-side mirror so I could get a look at myself and make the necessary touch up. The two then directed me to the right location and with a quick thank you, I jogged off down the block.

I didn’t get the job, but I did get a good story about New York City officers going above and beyond the call of duty.

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