Subway Train Commutes Into Manhattan, Takes Surface Route
Late last night, at the corner of 178th and Broadway near the George Washington Bridge, a truck transported a shiny new subway car into the city. Where was it coming from, and where was it going? Is there an initiative to clean all subway cars so that they shine, in the parlance of Miss Hannigan, like the top of the Chrysler Building? And most important, is that why our C train is diverted this weekend? We may never know, because obviously, the people at the MTA never answer their phones. But nonetheless: What a magic moment.
Lovescool’s Bakery Open in Gramercy; Pupu Platters From the Fifties in QueensAstoria: Chickenhead is playing at the beer garden this Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. [Joey in Astoria]
Clinton Hill: J & J Cafe on Fulton near Waverly is already closed, but don’t hold your breath for the next newcomer. With all the construction in the area “there’s little use opening anything in that space it’s almost completely invisible.” [Clinton Hill Blog]
Fresh Meadows: Old-school Chinese-American restaurant Kim Yum has been serving Pupu Platters and strong drinks since the fifties. [Gothamist]
Gramercy: Dessert blogger and Golden Scoop award winner Kelli Bernard has opened her bakery and tea house at 171 Third Avenue between 16th and 17th streets. [NewYorkology]
Harlem: Harlem Tea Room tries to pull a fast one: “This may not be a sticking point if you haven’t grown up with scones, but they are not biscuits. They just aren’t. Biscuits are lovely things, but you cannot claim to sell homemade scones and serve biscuits.” [Uptown Flavor]
West Village: Gusto chef Amanda Freitag puts oodles of autumn into her recipe for free-form pumpkin ravioli with apple-cider reduction. [Restaurant Girl]
Prince Declares War on Music PiratesRemember how we told you that Prince was going to sue his own fan Websites for copyright infringement? Well, forget all that, because he just found out about file sharing and, man, is he upset!