Thursday lunchtime linkage

So much for Pearl Paint [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]
And J & R Music World [Daily News]
Here’s what everyone has to say about Mayor Tall’s first 100 days [Observer]
R.I.P. Midtown glamour [New York Magazine]
Atlantic Avenue gets a lower speed limit, not that anyone will obey it [WNYC]
Filthy, murder-y Times Square hotel being sold for big bucks [Wall Street Journal]
Politicians ask Mayor Tall to nix Brooklyn Bridge Park condos [New York Times]
High unemployment is here to stay, no matter what you do [Slate]