No matter how much we kid the Gothamists, we're the first to declare that head Gothamista Jake Dobkin is a helluva lensman. Not only did he capture and reconstruct this excellent panorama of the Guggenheim Museum during the recent exhibition by architect Zaha Hadid, but he did so while avoiding capture and execution by the Goog's ever-watchful anti-photo fascists. Someday we'll indulge our fantasy of dumping a load of superballs down that curvy ramp, docents be damned.
The Gothamist's Jake Dobkin takes Lockhart Steele up on his challenge and reviews Rice to Riches in excruciating detail. Jake's description of the interior: "do you remember that place Bot that opened next to Rice on Mott Street? Well, if that place got into a threesome with the Remote Lounge on Bowery and a Haagen Daas, this is the mutant child that would result." Another Gawker reader writes, "I have, along with my friend who lives on Bowery and Spring, decided to do a box contest on when Rice to Riches will go down in flames and then be rebuilt into the seed bodega it should be. For 5 dollars you can buy a box - the X axis will be month and the Y axis will be day. I expect the X axis to be no more than two rows deep."
Rice to Riches reviewed [Gothamist]