Today's am/pm newspaper had an interview with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. He said his favorite things about NYC are the restaurant Vegetarian Paradise #2 ("I seriously have dreams of going there, they are so amazing"), The Strand (bookstore), and the Lush store (for shampoo).
John, I also recommend Red Bamboo. It's right next store (same owners even...I think)
Largehearted Boy tells us what John likes to read.
The new Mountain Goats CD ("The Sunset Tree") was released on April 26th.
They/He plays Knitting Factory tonight, and Northsix in Brooklyn on Saturday.