Nabe News: May 13

Posted on: May 13th, 2009 at 2:08 pm by

Enough with the “how you should enjoy the recession” articles. Of course, the Post focuses on 675 Bar in the Meatpacking disaster District as a prime example. My question is, since when did recessionary spending become so trendy? [NY Post via EV Grieve]

The bus bell chord is making a comeback. Definitely a welcome relief, since the yellow tape never seems to work properly. All new buses, including the 270 currently in service, now feature the relic. The rest of the fleet will gradually be updated [Cityroom]

Starting next month, the penthouse suite at THOR will be open as a bar on Sundays between the hours of 1 PM and 9 PM [Grub St]

This picture postcard reveals the original intentions for the city-side approach to the Manhattan Bridge. The span was completed in 1909 [Ephemeral NY]

With the future of Manny’s in limbo, what’s in store for “Old Yellow,” the onetime Danolectro tester guitar that has been wielded by all the greats, from Clapton to Hendrix? [Lost City]

Thoughts on whether to rent or buy during this housing bust. “The market went up for 10 years and it’s not going to come down quickly, said Andrew Caplin, an economics professor at NYU. Just wait. Hang out. Watch it all go down.” [Urbanite]



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