Duly Noted: Starbucks, Fatburger, and Chow Mein
Old-school Don't Walk/Walk signs, like the ones pulled in New York City several years ago, still gleam in parts of Jersey City.
Last night was a perfect opportunity to hop over to Jersey City and sample the Grove Street scene (and feast at Fatburger). We took advantage of free trips on the PATH to celebrate the system's 100th birthday. Gothamist looks at the Hudson Tubes' history.
The beloved "Chow Mein" sign at the defunct Jade Mountain restaurant on Second Avenue is mysteriously lit up anew, even though it's a different restaurant now. And whither the old Jade Mountain sign? The answer if you visit Vanishing New York.
"Closed for repair" sign at Day-O could spell trouble, Eater reports. That familiar gut feeling churns again.
Every neighborhood has 'em. Characters. If you know a few in Jackson Heights, here's your chance to tell the world.
Tonight at 5:30, across Gotham and beyond, Starbucks will close for three hours for employee retraining. Dunkin' Donuts is capitalizing on the event by pushing 99-cent coffee. We'll take this opportunity to put in a good word for your local coffee shop.
Mailer, Renfro, and Scheider. Where were their Oscar tributes? Vulture is asking.
Gowanus Lounge weighs in on the continuing sad saga of Admiral's Row.
Plaza update: Reopening set for Saturday. Rooms a mere $715. NewYorkology has pictures.
-- Rolando Pujol