nycnostalgia:

Julian Billiards in 1991, a few years before it closed. Right next to the old Palladium on 14th Street.

We lost Julian’s Billiards, the 14th Street Boxing Gym and the Palladium nightclub.  In return we got an NYU dorm, a Trader Joe’s and a Dunkin Donuts.  Progress.

nycnostalgia:

Julian Billiards in 1991, a few years before it closed. Right next to the old Palladium on 14th Street.

We lost Julian’s Billiards, the 14th Street Boxing Gym and the Palladium nightclub. In return we got an NYU dorm, a Trader Joe’s and a Dunkin Donuts. Progress.

City Life

City Life

Tags: NYC Bowery

My Wife is SUCH a New Yorker

We were reading a mommyblog about finger foods for babies and it suggested frozen bagels. She was trying to wrap her head around why one would freeze bagel pieces before feeding them to a child. Had to explain to her that fresh, good bagels are not readily available everywhere and that frozen bagels (aka Lenders) are often the only option. She was completely horrified.

Tags: bagels NYC baby

Still the best.

Wave Hill was absolutely lovely today, if maybe a tad windy.

I Hate New York

I do, increasingly. I have born witness to the corporate takeover of manhattan and I hate what has become of the city I chose; the city that chose me. Yes, sure, change is a given in a dynamic place but this goes well beyond that. This is the takeover of a once unruly and fiercely independent city. New York was traditionally known as a place so competitive, expensive and impenetrable that national chains steered clear. The Disneyfication of Times Square was the key. Once that flew the floodgates were open and now the third generation Jewish bakery on the corner is a cinnabon. I mourn this city, but at the same time I find succor in it’s nooks and crannies.

That’s all a roundabout way of pimping my photo blog, one shot I took somewhere I’ve been. I try to get around.


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Perfect Grandma slice from Full Moon Pizzeria.

Perfect Grandma slice from Full Moon Pizzeria.

This is a really well-written piece. I love this city so much that I hate it, and vice-versa.

Tags: NYC

Nice day for a walk with the dag along the river banks.

Nice day for a walk with the dag along the river banks.

One of the great things about my job/life is that I never know where I’ll wind up on a given day. I use this to my advantage, chasing down the best food wherever I find myself. Today I have business in Astoria, so I’m going to give this place a try.

Talk about getting what you deserve. Only an inconsiderate a-hole rents out his NYC apartment on Air BnB anyway. Doing so is wildly inconsiderate of your neighbors and threatens both their safety and quality of life. Our downstairs neighbor at our old apartment used to do this. Best case you have to push through a family of confused tourists in your hallway. We had Israeli teenagers blasting guitars at 2AM on a Tuesday, two queens having a screaming fight and some skell smoking meth stay below us. This dopey comedian only got what he deserved and I wish it happened to everyone who illegally rents their place out to strangers.

Amazing 1980’s NYC photography on this site:

http://horvatland.com/WEB/en/THE80s/PP/NEW%20YORK%20UP&DOWN/album.htm

Amazing 1980’s NYC photography on this site:

http://horvatland.com/WEB/en/THE80s/PP/NEW%20YORK%20UP&DOWN/album.htm