Nabe News: May 1

Posted on: May 1st, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

The corner of Attorney and Delancey will soon become pretty busy. The Villager reports that 178 Delancey has hit the market for a cheap $3.2 million. This corner property allows for at least 13,500 square feet of development under the new R8-A zoning. Another LES tower in the works? [The Villager via EV Grieve]

More on the Chinatown Mall (“88 Mall”) extortion case. Mall merchants are primarily concerned with so-called “dim sum money,” which is a cash payment to property owners to obtain or extend leases [Downtown Express]

The New York City Marble Cemetary on Second Street will be open this Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. It opens to the public twice a year, so have at it [EV Grieve]

An interview with Jeff Underwood, the owner of two-year-old Continuum Cycles on Avenue B [Gothamist]

A new public plaza is in the works on Forsyth Street between Canal and Division. The project will provide 10,000 square feet of new public space near the Manhattan Bridge [Streetsblog]

Tishman Speyer is targeting recent grads for market-rate apartments in Stuy Town. One of their slogans: “Renting an apartment in NYC is harder than grad school” [Observer]

The Washington Square Park fountain is on [Curbed]

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