10.05.2017

Backbone Sauce

Backbone Sauce

1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 or 2 chipotle peppers (include adobo sauce)
2 Tb cumin
2 cloves roasted garlic
1 red pepper, roasted and peeled
juice of one lime
2 Tb chopped cilantro

In a food processor, whirl together all the ingredients.
Scrape sides and process till smooth.

Half
4 Tb sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 or 1 chipotle pepper (include adobo sauce)
1 Tb cumin
1 clove roasted garlic
1/2 red pepper, roasted and peeled
juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tb chopped cilantro

Quarter
2 Tb sour cream
4 Tb mayonnaise
1/4 or 1/2 chipotle pepper (include adobo sauce)
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 clove roasted garlic
1/4 red pepper, roasted and peeled
juice of 1/4 lime
1 1/2 tsp chopped cilantro

7.30.2017

New Yorker: Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village?

Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village?

"There are potentially some tax benefits for the owners of empty storefronts. But the more likely explanation is that landlords are willing to lose a tenant and leave a storefront empty as a form of speculation. They’ll trade a short-term loss for the chance eventually to land a much richer tenant, like a bank branch or national retail chain, which might pay a different magnitude of rent. If you’re a landlord, why would you keep renting to a local cafĂ© or restaurant at five thousand or ten thousand dollars a month when you might get twenty thousand or even forty thousand dollars a month from Chase? In addition, if a landlord owns multiple properties, dropping the price on one may bring down the price for others. That suggests waiting for Marc Jacobs instead of renting to Jane Jacobs."