New York stories

March 26, 2012

1) As I’m going into yoga class, coming out is…Harvey Keitel.

2) There are zero laundromats in my neighborhood. The only one, the wonderful Second Wave Laundrette at 55th Street and Ninth Avenue, closed almost two years ago. Now, what’s going into that space? Just what midtown needs: another Citibank.

3) The plaques affixed shin-level at giant office buildings around New York that used to broadcast the alluring phrase Standpipe Siamese (Andy used it as the name of a rock band in his novel) have been replaced with signs written in much more mundane, threadbare language: Siamese For Retail Only, Standpipe and Sprinkler Combination. Sigh.

4) The people have spoken:

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