Friday: New Manhattan Meats, Old Manhattan Writers, Plus 12 Brooklynites

Meaty NYC [L Mag]

  • Map of the Month: L Magazine‘s “Carnivore’s Guide to Meat in the City.” It’s the only place for an illustrated tour of the city’s best veal cheeks, kanga skewers, choucroute garnie and juniper-sauced black bear. There’s nothing like Manhattan bear in autumn! (L Magazine)
  • John Steinbeck and Walker Evans’ beloved Coffee House is leaving it’s 90-year home at 70 West 45th Street, and going all the way down to 20 West 44th. Will Midtown ever be the same? At least the Coffee House didn’t follow through with its plan to move to the Women’s National Republican Club on 51st. (NY Sun)
  • A wily tipster notices the sad demise of twin penthouses at 145 Hudson Street. Why must the gorgeous Hudson skylofts be sacrificed? Because of a measly “DOB violation exceeding the authorized height under approved plans.” (Curbed)
  • Angry that the Iraq War has taken funding away from local housing and education, interfaith Brooklyn leaders declare “a borough-wide” peace campaign. (NY1 reports: “The dozens who attended were glad to take part.”) (NY1)
  • Intrepid real estate man Michael Stoler announces: “This columnist and many real estate leaders disagree with the news that the condominium marketplace is falling apart.” How does The Columnist assure us that there won’t be mass condo chaos? By explaining that “units will be absorbed and the sky will not fall.” Or will it? (The Sun)
  • Max Abelson