Your daily curmudgeon

If you are like me and one of your pet interests is talking about the city (NYC being said city) and what it’s become and what it was and what it will be and so on and so on blah blah blah, then you probably already have your standard “those were the days” blogroll, but if not, here is mine. That said, I don’t think nostalgia for its own sake does any of us any good. But if imagining the best parts of the urban experience can help a person search for those things in their own time, attempt to recreate, and think back to the day they made a wish and clicked their heels for this place, then I’m all for glancing backwards.

LOST CITY

VANISHING NEW YORK

EV GRIEVE

FLAMING PABLUM

BOWERY BOYS

FORGOTTEN NY

Go forth and reminisce about cobblestones and Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc and 4am greasy spoons. And if you think I am not thisclose to starting some sort of NYC history tumblr…