Chelsea residents reveal the secret Patti Smith "shrine." [Gothamist]
Bloggers Marty and Melanie star in a story by Mick--don't worry, it's SFW, no exchange of body fluids. [MAM]
The replacement for Ray's Pizza on Prince has opened--it's a pizza place run by Italians. And "The former site of the Ray's restaurant alongside the slice shop will become a luxury spa." [DNA]
Enticing and mysterious photos inside the abandoned Avenue A theater about to be demolished. [EVG]
Inside Lucy's Bar on Avenue A. [Eater]
The Times checks in on Little Wisco: "a Wisconsin accent [is] both out of place and right at home in Greenwich Village, 'Is that unbelievable or what?'" [NYT]
Check out the women photographers of the Lower East Side at the 14th Street Y.