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Nerdstalgia

  • Farewell, Yaffa Cafe.

    Photo: ‘Open All Night, East Village, NYC’ by Shawn Hoke I woke up this morning to the sad news—delivered by the excellent EV Grieve blog—that Yaffa Cafe has officially ceased to exist.…

  • An ode to the Kentile Floors sign.

    To the non-New Yorkers (non-Brooklynites, really) reading this, I apologize in advance. This is a location-specific lament and farewell that I don’t expect to resonate with you. I’m writing this for myself,…

  • New York in the movies: Moonstruck.

    My first apartment — rented when I moved off-campus after my sophomore year of college — was not in New York City. It was in Yonkers, a city often (wrongly) assumed to be…

  • Quick + cheap: Frameless frame.

    For the past 22 years, I’ve been dragging this giant Morrissey poster around with me everywhere I’ve lived — and I’ve lived in a lot of places. It’s done a few stints…

  • 30 years ago tonight.

    Michael and Jermaine during rehearsals for “Motown 25,” 1983 / Photo © NBC, via MJJpictures On March 25, 1983, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was recorded live for a TV broadcast two…

  • Life on the floor.

    I’m not sure when this photo was taken. 1977? 1978? I’m so bad at determining the ages of children younger than 10. I think I must be 2 or 3 years old…