[Photo on 2nd Avenue this morning by Derek Berg]
The money behind New York’s worst landlords (Public Advocate's Office)
Cornerstone on Avenue B apologizes, fires staffer for using Asian slur on customer's to-go check (NBC New York)
Does gentrification really displace New Yorkers? (Crain's)
Cyclists steal wallet from motorist on Second Avenue and 14th Street (New York Post)
Christo continues to reduce the rat population in Tompkins Square Park (Laura Goggin Photography)
Some great titles in the Anthology's "This Is MiniDV (on 35mm)" series this weekend, including "Inland Empire," "Dancer in the Dark," "The Gleaners & I" and "24 Hour Party People" (Anthology Film Archives)
Preview of Martina, opening tomorrow on 11th Street (Eater)
Two Bridges tenants continue to push for judicial review over Mega-Towers (The Lo-Down)
Op-ed: Is there a double standard at CB3 when it comes to liquor licenses for Chinatown-based establishments? (BoweryBoogie)
"Empire City," an NYC documentary from 1985, is now streaming for rental on Vimeo (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
Surkusa is a "new app you’re about to hate that helps businesses manufacture an instant cool factor" (Grub Street)
Fun with bubble tea at The New York Times (Eater)
When Bowie was in Iggy Pop's band (Dangerous Minds)
Kung-Fu film fest at the Metrograph this weekend (Official site)
From the Twittersphere ...
It's rumored OFFICER TUBBS is publishing a book of daily affirmations. @evgrieve He's like the giving tree. https://t.co/GxLFzX2Y6k— Liberation Iannillo (@thevulgarera) August 18, 2017
... and a free show tonight at Otto's, 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B...
From what I read, the Cornerstone Cafe's manager's initial response to the "Ching Chong" incident was to ask if the person's actual name was similar to "Ching Chong". LMAO. Asians and Asian-Americans are no longer our doormats, they wield influence now. They're not going to take casual racism from us anymore, I have learned this the hard way. It's time for us to clean up our vernacular and our sensibilities or else we'll keep getting ourselves in trouble like this.
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