42nd St., NYC
ca. 1988-1991 (Vaguely NSFW)
"For those of us who have lived in New York for a long time, perusing the list
was not unlike looking through a high school yearbook, only finding out that practically everyone had died."
Welcome to Fear City
: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York (ca. 1975).
"Growing up in New York City has a lesser known side effect for those of us who were raised here. We grew up in a tourist attraction... [When] you’re from New York, the city is never a faraway place filled with Woody Allens and Notorious BIGs. It’s simply... here.
But that here is increasingly there."
After the initial proposal
, a contentious public hearing
, examination in the media
, and the big vote
, NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Large Soda Ban has been approved
by the health board and "unless blocked by a judge, will take effect in six months." The Mayor's office is yet to issue an official statement but here's something to hold you over
The East Village's glorious
and infamous Mars Bar
, on the chopping block since winter
, is closed for good
. [more inside]