Line Drawn in the Rivington Sand

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

The proverbial line in the sand is now drawn on the Rivington sidewalk between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets. Directly across from Schiller’s.  It’s another chapter, albeit comical, in the age-old battle between New Yorkers and tourists. Just be careful where you walk! [Thanks to @donetodeath for the tip]

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Try the Edgier East Village or Lower East Side

Posted December 11, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Some Canadians believe New York City is safe as can be, urging their fellow citizens to check out the edgier East Village/Lower East Side.  Take a look at this laughable Q&A from Q. Our daughter, 18, would like to travel to New York City with a friend or two (plus us, her parents) to […]

Duane Reade, One Place to Find

Posted July 29, 2009 at 6:26 am

In this phonebooth billboard, Duane Reade comments on its own saturation of Manhattan.  While it might be the one place even tourists can find, it is also one place locals tend to despise.  Indeed, the last thing we need is more of this homogeneity gobbling up storefronts. Spotted just below the drab Hollister mural.

Lost on Bowery

Posted July 22, 2009 at 8:02 am

Early one morning last week, this family of five was lost at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey.  It was an all-too-familiar site – pocket map unfolded and expressions of sheer bewilderment.

TV Tours

Posted April 23, 2009 at 8:31 am

So much of our beloved city – its sights and sounds – has been reduced and repackaged into happy meal form. We are the spectacle for the umpteen movie/television tour buses invading city life. Like this one spotted at the intersection of Cleveland and Kenmare. But what’s truly sad is that Hollywood’s depiction is too […]

NYC International Pickle Day

Posted September 15, 2008 at 9:12 am

Yesterday was the eighth annual NYC International Pickle Day on the LES [link]. Orchard Street was packed with tourists and neighborhood folk alike, queuing behind numerous tents to sample a unique variety of pickled foods. My personal favorites were the pickled radishes, grapes, and cantaloupes. Also, many local eateries had tables splayed across the sidewalk, […]