History in the making – 5/30

I’ll take two! A salesman goes the course to sell a spring hat in an unnamed New York City department store, circa 1962. (Courtesy LIFE, photographer Yale Joel)

How Do I Look? The Tenement Museum blog and historian Warren Shaw has the scoop on how the old Lower East Side was depicted in the old days in film, books and on stage. You can also download Warren’s ‘From the Triangle to the Tiger’ as a podcast here. [Tenement Museum, Gotham Center]

Just an Intermission, Folks Theatre 80, on of the East Villages most distinctive and oldest stages, may be losing its prime tenant, but its owners have no intention of shutting down. Lorcan Otway: “When we came to Saint Marks Place in 1964, there was not a tree on the block. My father planted the first three trees on this now tree lined promenade.” Bravo! [EV Grieve]

Never Out Of Style Chelsea’s Bed Bath and Beyond, as it looked 100 years ago [Ephemeral New York]

Who has the shelf space? The Times takes a look at New York’s many Nobel Prize laureate winners. Also do you know where in the city the Nobel monument is? [City Room]

And finally, is the New York Post ripping off scoops from our favorite New York’s blogs? Check out the controversy at Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York blog.

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