Vanishing City Vanishes for Now

Our friend David Freeland writes: To all who were planning to attend tomorrow night, I’ve just received word that Dixon Place has decided to cancel this and all other events tomorrow because of the snowstorm that (if predictions are accurate) will be blanketing...

Losing the Fun

Freelance journliast David Freeland, one of the keynote speakers at last fall’s Lost New York conference and the author most recently of

Fish-eating, whiskey, death, and … rebirth?

Whenever I throw caution — and my bank account balance — to the wind and order another round of oysters, I think about this, one of my favorite paragraphs in all of Joseph Mitchell. He’s describing a semi-fictional character, 93-yrs-old, who hangs...

Ghostly Green

As Bryan noted yesterday, Tavern on the Green has gone the way of all things. The restaurant happened to be the place where my family celebrated my graduation from high school at the end of the same spring, ahem, when Woody Allen’s Manhattan was released. But I...

Tavern on the run

The Huffington Post has a slideshow up today on the Tavern’s star-studded past and its last days. This probably only warrants a Tweet, right? But I kind of liked this picture.