People in Dumbo Still Read Books

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Photo: Andrew Karcie


Dumbo: Local, too-cool-for-school publisher powerHouse Books better watch out! Another indie publisher, Melville House, plans to open offices plus a bookstore and event space, just like pH did! [DumboNYC]
East Harlem: Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, who fights for affordable housing here, is "vivacious enough to play herself in any television biopic." Shouldn't that be a requirement for the whole City Council? [NYDN]
East Village: Hygienic bohos, rejoice! Soap dispensers are returning to the women's restroom at Tompkins Square Park! [Suzannah B. Troy Artist]

Flatbush: Is "we sell organic" the new grocers' code for "we cater to white people"? [The Real Flatbush]
Times Square: Did you know that you can add your personal 2008 wish to the confetti that'll rain down on the celebration tonight? (Can you wish for Times Square circa 1974?) [Queens Crap]
West Village: Even the charm of Patchin Place (that little, mewslike street near Jefferson Library?) couldn't keep two siblings from fleeing their rental when they learned their landlord ran a clinic downstairs for sex addicts. (We'd probably be in the foyer cruising patients all day.) [NYP]
Williamsburg: Next year will see a Trump megatower here, built atop an old radioactive-waste transfer station that will become the mandatory "affordable" section of the condo. (Hahaha, not really. At least … not yet.) [I'm Not Sayin, I'm Just Sayin]
Tim Murphy