Nabe News: May 14

Posted on: May 14th, 2009 at 1:52 pm by

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is looking to extend the border of the existing SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. It’s interesting to note that a chunk of Lafayette Street – between Spring and Houston – is included in the proposal. Official designation meeting will be June 23 [Curbed]

Grieve takes a Google maps tour of the East Village, circa 2007. In this town, one year equals an eternity. Much like doggie years [EV Grieve]

The Lower East Side music scene remains endangered. Grub St brings word that “an off-Ludlow music venue with high ceilings, a mezzanine, a basement, and a capacity of 300 is trying to sell off the remaining eleven years of its $15,000-per-month lease.” [Grub St]

Yesterday, some last-minute touch-up work on the arch in Washington Square Park [WSP Blog]

The retail vacancy rate in SoHo increased to 9.26 percent in the first quarter of 2009. That’s up from 7.60 percent at the end of 2008 [Metro]

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