Ephemeral New York is a terrific little blog that doesn’t post often, but when an article does go up you can be assured it’s fascinating. With my interest in NYC geography and history, I naturally gravitated toward this article about the Broadway “massacre”–the year (1982) when no less than five historic theaters were torn down despite efforts to save them. Some of these theaters are mentioned in a few of my “Night Out in New York” posts. Sad to see, and this is a powerful argument for beefing up our historic preservation efforts.