Saturday, June 10, 2017


Here in New York, EATALY is owned in a partnership that includes Mario Batali and Lydia, of TV cooking fame.

At about 50,000 square feet it’s actually not the largest EATALY in this country. 

Chicago has that honor at 63,000 feet, and there are others smaller in Los Angeles and Boston.

The basic concept is by an Italian businessman named Oscar Farinetti.

He opened the first EATALY in Turin in 2007. 
Our 23rd Street shop opened in 2010.

The offerings generally represent the very best their buyers can find.

But Oscar isn’t actually a food guy.

His previous success was in consumer electronics.

The chain is growing. 

There’s a store in Brazil, three in Japan, two in Dubai, two in South Korea, one in Denmark, one in Germany and one in Turkey.

This store is in Milan. 54,000 feet opened in 2014.

There are 28 EATALY’s all over the world, 
and 18 of them are in Italy.

Because of course they are.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Hells Gate

persian perseverance


With love and condolences to all the wronged and heartsick people all over the world, this morning to the people of Iran.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

dogs in the yard

135th and Rider


Prime Minster of the UK 1940-1945 and 1951-1955.

okay. I won’t.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

the search for likes

New Yorkers recall dismissing the Donald long before it was cool.

I’ve stopped letting him bother me.

America has forsaken law and work ethic and our “all in this together” public discourse for reality TV, “I want it free!”, self obsession and “fuck laws I don’t agree with”.

WE ARE Donald Trump.

This President will be gone someday.

Let the state of our country worry you instead.

Teresa might

Monday, June 5, 2017

London needs a bolder public

London Mayor Sadiq Khan got it wrong when he said “city people will just have to get used to terrorism.” 

This is actually incorrect. We do not. 

He also said terror attacks are “part and parcel” of urban living. 

They are not, actually. And he is wrong to try to make it normal.

Over the weekend Police arrested more than a dozen people in east London with enough connection to this terror that they were arrested under current British law. The first 12.

Imagine 24 more in the same community intimately associated with those 12. And another 48 living in the same buildings, worshipping at the same Mosque and having the same certain knowledge through conversation, but they keep what they know to themselves. 

Acknowledging religious, extremist behavior with politically correct normalization is a part of why this problem is growing. 

So Mayor Khan, I disagree, I say we'd better get alarmed soon and nobody ever should get used to this. As a leader you are inspirationally backwards.

London needs a bolder public; generous and respectful but less afraid of frank talk, if that’s what it takes to clean house in the Muslim community.

sign of the times

the best v-twin in the year 2005

Parked in Milan in 2017. 

Still runs with the very best.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Wittenberg, Germany was home to the Reformation.

Now it is undergoing a different kind of reform.

A robopriest is being tested there to see if it offers a similar comfort.

It works like an ATM with a touch screen, except it wants the money from you.

Now some are asking if turnabout wouldn’t be fairer play.

Since real priests cannot be trusted with real children,

shouldn't a robot be the stand-in child, instead?