Nabe News: June 11

Posted on: June 11th, 2009 at 1:35 pm by

The Cooper Square Hotel is “a monument to the penile enhancing power of unapologetic greed, and decadence that is an end in itself.” [Restless via EV Grieve]

Speaking of unapologetic greed and glass monstrosities: Matt Levine’s restaurant re-do inside the Hotel on Rivington, LEVANTeast, now has a chef (Laurent Brunacci) and menu (“combination of classic French Bistro meeting American Spa”). And, of course, the creme de la creme – bottle service starting at $350 [Grub St]

City Council is considering a bill that would reportedly quell excessively loud motorcycles on city streets. Good luck enforcing that [Streetsblog]

Taking a tour of a few neighborhood bookstores. Remember those? [Tenement Museum Blog]

Letters to the editor regarding the Washington Square Park redesign [WSP Blog]

The history behind beloved sneaker brands and styles [Wall Street Journal via Racked]

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