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Posted on: September 19th, 2008 at 1:51 pm by

A liquor license was awarded to Travertine. What a travesty [Eater]

The oldest tattoo parlor in Manhattan, Fineline Tattoo, is located on First Avenue between First and Second Streets [City Snapshots via EVG]

New independent book stores in the city strive to make their mark. And stay in business [Cityroom]

Avalon looks to extend its Bowery empire by acquiring Extra Place from the city. “If Avalon owns the street, the sidewalk cafes fall out of much city regulatory oversight, for which private benefit Avalon is willing to take on the burden of cleaning and maintaining the space.” [SLES]

Despite being included in the NoHo Historic District expansion, the White House flophouse is in danger. The new Sam Chang-affiliated owner is hell-bent on erecting a nine-story hotel. Their argument for demolition is the terrible structural conditions. How many more hotels does this sliver of the Bowery need? [The Villager]

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day [TLAP]

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