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2 fun things

Man, I love it when Bill Simmons writes about baseball. His new column about George Steinbrenner isn't necessarily funny, but it is an entertaining read.

Also, David Cross is opening up a bar/performance space on Orchard Street (last item in column). Let it be known that I once lived on Houston Street, on top of Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery, back in 1996-1998, when the L.E.S. was just starting to emerge as something not scary. The shitty apartment that I lived in, which was up 3 incredibly steep flights of stairs and featured 2 "bedrooms" that didn't even have windows and cost just over $1000/mo. when we signed the lease, is probably going for $1700 at the bare minimum; the neighborhood pretty much exploded with awesomeness right as I moved to Queens. If David Cross' bar is the space that I'm thinking of, I'd have been right around the goddamned corner. In a shitty shoebox apartment, but still. God, I'm old.