The good folks at Curbed.com, whose items are often cited on this page, have asked me to be their guest blogger for the dog days beginning August 20 going on through Aug. 24. It should be loads of fun. So, if you're looking for whatever I may have to say about virtuous old New York City and its crumbling environs, it's best to check in over there this week. I may still post on Lost City once a day or so, but this blogger's only got two hands and a finite amount of free time. Besides, it's good to get away.