The Fillmore East’s new plaque wasn’t the only historical marker unveiled in recent days — last week, while we were trying to score tickets for Television and Joshua Light Show (some footage of the show here), we noticed this stately statue of Mike Tyson outside of Skirball Center, across from Washington Square Park. After we did a double take like Little Mac getting clocked in the jaw by Iron Mike, it was obvious this was just a promotion for his new Adult Swim show, Mike Tyson Mysteries, which — as Tyson himself has noted — is a trippy version of Scooby-Doo meets A-Team. When we walked by yesterday, the statue had vanished.
And yesterday, Joshua D. Fischer, author of The Regulars, sent over the above photo of another temporary rift in reality. Over in Greenpoint, the Turkey’s Nest — per signage in the window — seems to have been renamed and relocated to Hell’s Kitchen. No, this isn’t another case of a longstanding watering hole turning into “Josie’s” under new ownership (as happened with Joe’s Bar). The makeover was for an indie tv show, Bluff. It’s yet another police procedural dedicated to “exposing current societal issues, such as the still prevalent crime of human trafficking, abusive relationships, prevalent drug trafficking, parenting after divorce, political agendas, workaholism, alcoholism and personally developed bluffs of denial and self degradation beneath the topical story line of the undercover cops.”
Ok, then! Given the size of its margaritas, we’re thinking “alcoholism” is where the Turkey’s Nest comes in.