- Enter the Phat Index: How do the values of New York politicos compare with the median home values in their district. Interesting...

- Bitch about your hotel experiences on your blog... get a refund?

- Explaining why so many venues have such lousy acoustics.

- The NY Culinary Food Festival, a disaster?

- The 92nd Street Y says goodbye to the Steinhardt Building. Sigh.

- Finally, Curbed points out the crazy Ikea trimmed bus stops popping up around town (see photo above). What we wonder is how all of this stuff made it through this weeks rain. Who wants to sit on a soggy couch?