September 30, 2016
(Bumped with UPDATE:) Journalists! Your moral and intellectual superiors!! (Elvis Costello & the NYT edition)
Hot tip, ladies:
If you ever meet a man who calls Elvis Costello his “hero,” run screaming into the night…
Anyhow, the original was entitled “A Dream Come True: Metro Editor Meets Lifelong Hero, Elvis Costello.”
An earlier version of this article misspelled the given name of Elvis Costello’s wife. She is Diana Krall, not Dianna. The article also misstated the festival that Mr. Costello played in July. It was the Newport Folk Festival, not the Newport Jazz Festival. The article also misstated the location of the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan. It is on West 44th Street, not West 43rd Street. The article also misspelled the surname of the bass player for Mr. Costello’s band, the Imposters. He is Davey Faragher, not Farragher.
Thanks to the loyal 5FF reader, who writes in:
Know what else is on W43 St? The NYT building.
Nobody writing, editing, or proofing this piece ever said, “Hey, the Algonquin’s not on our street, it’s one street over”?
NYT employees! Your fact-checking and geographical superiors!
UPDATE on the update, from the same individual:
NYT was always at 229 W43, hence “The Grey Lady of 43rd St.”
But it turns out since 2007 they are now on nearby 8th Ave.
So be sure to acknowledge that W43 was home to the paper from 1913-2007, and is the address most people would know, but technically is no longer.