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I am sad that Lou Reed is no longer with us, and I have read many heartfelt tributes to the man I once considered my third-favorite songwriter (behind Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello) and the musician behind my third-favorite album (New York, which trailed Paul’s Boutique and Blood on the Tracks). This is not a heartfelt tribute. It’s a memory of my first encounter with Lou, which occurred (of course) on MTV. Here was this not-so-young singer, supposed to be a big deal for some […]

Manhattan Extended, 1922

Thanks the Rock, who likes the idea that “Staten Island, now isolated, will become as accessible as Brooklyn.” I am a bit more turned on by the phrase “lineal miles for new wharves” but it’s a tantalizing idea either way.

Anatomy of the city

On the subway today trying to explain the MTA map to the curious kid. Looking at it anew, I noticed — not that I shared this with him — yeah, it does look like a shlong, doesn’t it? All in all it was a nice visit to the Upper East Urethra but I’m glad to be home in west Bozack. [Image from Subway Art Blog.]

A $60,000 salary [in New York] buys the same standard of living as someone making $26,092 in Atlanta, according to the Center for an Urban Future. Bearer of bad tidings was Jason Buhrmester. If you live in Atlanta, buy his book — you can afford it.

The urban cement pond

This is pretty sweet — somewhere in Brooklyn, people are cooling off on this sweltering day in a swimming pool made out of dumpsters.

Crate expectations

Pier 57 on the West Side of Manhattan will be transformed into a shopping mall. Groan! Only not — this looks very cool. Design firm LOT-EK has submitted the winning proposal for a shopping area made of shipping containers. Inhabitat has more details and more small pictures.

They say the internet is a series of chairs. This is some stuff stuck to the bottom of those chairs. British retailer eliminates so-called “boobage penalty.” Actually nobody has called it the “boobage penalty.” I just made that up. Stand back, I’m a professional writer. Honestly I didn’t think Eddie Izzard could be any funnier. But that’s before I saw his bits done in Lego form. Death Star Cantina. Do you have a flag?, Romans/Carthaginians/Elephants, etc. Yes I know these are old. Last night Colbert […]

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