Saturday, June 03, 2017

Top Ten posts at NA Confidential for May, 2017.

What's art, doc? We thought Bosch was dead.

Thanks for reading NA Confidential, where we enjoy burrowing beneath the boilerplate headlines to offer unique local perspectives.

Warmer weather brings lower numbers, and May displayed this annual trend. Still, I'm pleased with overall readership, as it testifies to a keen interest in New Albany stories, perhaps because they're being chronically under-served elsewhere.

The list begins with five "honorable mention" posts, before concluding with the Top Ten, escalating to No. 1. Stats are derived from Google's internal numbers listings.



SHANE'S EXCELLENT NEW WORDS: "If something's execrable, it's really and truly, unbelievably, absolutely the worst."



PHOTO ESSAY: Thanks to the intrepid entrepreneurs, hammers are meeting nails downtown.

During a Monday morning walk down Main Street to Pearl, there was a whole lotta construction going on.



Canine capers: And we have a winner for Caption Contest #56.



American vistas to crush the soul.

And yes, I had to drive there to take these depressing photos. Outside, it's Clarksville ...



Deaf Gahan says housing vouchers are the panacea. An NPR and PBS investigation bursts the mayor's bunker bubble.

Perhaps Adam Dickey believes that between them, Jeff Gahan, David Duggins and Dan Coffey can solve a nationwide voucher problem right here in Go Away (Poor People) City. It's just another reason why New Albany's drooling class is unfit for command.


523 (tie)

Piss off, LEO. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries -- and your governor's worse than ours, on top of it all.

For more than 25 years, I've been busting my butt trying to make this a better place, and state lines aside, folks anywhere else in the country tend to see us as one big metro area. Too bad LEO doesn't. Now if you'll pardon me, I have a few epithets to mutter.


523 (tie)

Karem's Meats is up and rolling on Plaza Drive.

Karem's Meats has reopened at the store's new location: 3306 Plaza Drive, off Grant Line Road and a stone's throw from NABC's Pizzeria & Public House. Thanks to Matt Lorch for the purloined photos. They're so good I just had to use them.



Satiric photo essay warning: Gahan for Mayor '19 has an official campaign mascot.



You know, where the M. Fine & Sons shirt factory used to be.

Earlier this morning, the Lads of the Village were discussing the renovation of what most of us know as the M. Fine & Sons building, this being the prominent former textile factory on the 1400 block of Main Street.



River Run Family Waterpark is doing so well that an aquatic sequel is planned for the former Market Boy acreage.

Then again, maybe a pit filled with brackish water serves as metaphor, and a major Democratic Party donor is about to be fellated by assuming the task of erecting a structure on land owned by the Redevelopment Commission. Or -- maybe it's just a pit, and the brackish water is a diversion.



Smoke 'em if you've got 'em: Match Cigar Bar New Albany's grand opening is Friday, June 9.

For my money, the advent of Match's second location in downtown New Albany is of inestimable importance. It lifts the bar, as 410 Bakery has done right across the street.

About the grand opening ...



The Green Mouse has learned that David Duggins will be the interim director of the New Albany Housing Authority.

You know, just like when The Donald appointed Ben Carson to run HUD.



The Root (coworking space) coming to the building where Ace Loan used to be.

The reclamation project began almost exactly two years ago. More power to the Morrisseys, but let's not forget Steve Resch's vision.



328 Vincennes Street, and those things that make you go hmm.

Thanks to JN for the tip. I've no idea what Diamond Jacks is, or if it's anything at all, but now I'm gripped by melancholy.



BREAKING: Bob Lane has been fired by Jeff Gahan's stacked and packed NAHA public housing board.

How proud are you, Floyd County Democrats? We've learned that the latest phase of Jeff "Little Head" Gahan's Public Housing Putsch 2017 occurred earlier this evening when Stan Robison made the motion to fire longtime NAHA director Bob Lane. Gahan's sycophantic sardines approved.



"I believe that effective art is more about process than project" is a statement we don't often hear around here.

Pay close attention to the street piano scenario described below, and never forget the lessons we learned from ours. Are those dogs still playing poker?

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