Given our ongoing interest in that classic New York film Ghostbusters (see here and here and here), it seems only right to present you with this picture, created by Lower East Side polymath Shawn Chittle, whose website brings together a variety of interests: the Lower East Side, music, and kinds of tech, old and new:
The image was featured recently on EV Grieve’s post about the Post, specifically the New York tabloid’s report about a new boutique hotel set to sprout up on the site of the former Salvation Army building on the Bowery.
Frankly, we’re more worked up about the hotel itself than about the Post‘s blooper about Bowery geography. We fantasize about being Dan Aykroyd’s character Ray Stantz listening to the command, “Choose the form of the destroyer!” We know what we’d choose.
That hotel is even more hideous than the Cooper Square. I think it forgot to get its measles shot.
How does that old song go?
“They say such things and they do strange things
On the Bowery! The Bowery! I’ll never go there any more.”
This is the most weirdest building I’ve ever seen….Seems like it’s gonna get someone…