Nabe News

Posted on: February 12th, 2009 at 2:44 pm by

The Catholic Center at NYU is all boarded up, awaiting imminent death [Curbed]

Many TV shows that film in NYC might be looking for cheaper alternatives since the state’s tax-incentive program is stalled. It’s interesting to note that 19 pilots were shot in the city last year. But does this news spell the end for Life on Mars? [Crain’s]

It’s no longer news at this point, but The Villager reports that numerous small businesses in the LES are constantly facing the threat of rent increase or eviction. “Redevelopment and gentrification of the Lower East Side were cited by 46 percent of business owners as directly affecting their businesses.” [EV Grieve via The Villager]

Aliens on Houston and Allen? [Gammablog]

Take a stroll past some old Village haunts [GVDP]

Even sewer grates are outsourced in this city. Hunter-Gatherer spotted one made in India [Hunter-Gatherer]

Metro has a spiffy new website [Metro]



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