A return to regularity
It gives our editors great relief to announce that Little-Known Facts About NYC will now resume regular publication, after a lengthy and harrowing hiatus.
As most of our readers are aware, our headquarters is located in the bricked-over back room of a midtown lunch counter, the owners of which are unaware of the room’s existence. This arrangement suits our modest budget quite well, but ingress and egress are completely dependent on access to the deli’s squalid mop closet. This access was abruptly cut off by a protracted asbestos removal project, completely isolating us from our computer terminal and our reference materials.
Many readers have written to ask why we remain in this location. The answer lies a mere two hundred feet away, through a soot-encrusted ventilation duct: ready and total access to the New York Public Library’s central discard room, where supposedly “discredited” reference materials are kept prior to being destroyed. There our editors can sift through a trove of self-published guidebooks, hand-drawn sewer maps, and illegible Chinatown “encyclo-podias”. These materials contain a wealth of little-known information on the history of New York, and we work tirelessly to digest it for ready reference by the New Yorker “on the go”.