Wednesday, January 22, 2014

EV Grieve Etc.: Mourning Edition

[Second Avenue this morning. Photo by Derek Berg]

Amsterdam residents fight back against Soho House with the help of LES Dwellers (BoweryBoogie)

Is there still a place for weird comedy in NYC? (Narratively)

Harsh? 0 stars for Han Dynasty on Third Avenue (The New York Times)

Coping with the disappearance of beloved places (Off the Grid, includes quotes from EVG and Jeremiah Moss)

Rothstein’s Hardware is leaving its storefront at 56 Clinton St. after 60 years (The Lo-Down)

After 38 years in Chelsea, Camouflage is closing (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

Why John Varvatos doesn't get it (Flaming Pablum)

The gilded gas chandeliers of Bigelow Pharmacy in the West Village (Ephemeral New York)

... and via Dangerous Minds... the video for Slowdive's "Alison" from 1993 ... with a cameo by St. Mark's Place... and the shoegazers may be reuniting...


Anonymous said...

Even with zero stars the NYT calls Han Dynasty "satisfactory". But also I think the harsh review is part of a larger context, a lamentation on restaurant hype as well as a nod to the great Sichuan food that can be found elsewhere in the city.

nygrump said...

I enjoyed my meal there.