East 12th Street is now "graced" with a new Chico mural, replacing this one here, advertising the newest addition to East Village eating, which isn't open yet, and which is a testament to how fast Chico is on the case getting new business. He can paint a mural way faster than anybody can cook a hamburger.
While we have received menus tossed about on our stoops and sidewalks, I haven't had the desire to risk back injury to bend over and pick one up. I assume that this will open on the corner of Avenue A where we formerly had The Cock Bar, and before that, well who remembers, it has never been anything interesting or long lasting.
One google search shows that this will be the fourth location of this $10 burger joint that has pretty bad reviews on menupages.com (the positive reviews sound too much like plants that one must not trust them). Yay, another second rate, overpriced fast food joint. At least it's not frozen yogurt. Or a bar. I am so thankful it's not a bar. Thank you for not being a bar.
Oh yes, and notice the man sleeping next to the sign. He is one of about 3 new regulars to call this sidewalk "home." The depression is here. Let's re-elect Bloomberg now, he will surely get right on this. Maybe he can rent out the empty condos to the homeless. They can give his shoes a spit shine in exchange for a place to sleep indoors.