Nabe News: June 15

Posted on: June 15th, 2009 at 1:36 pm by

The bar with an identity crisis – E4volution, Evolution, 2×4, Ambiance, etc. – still can’t make up its mind. Last we heard, the nightspot at the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue would become a Bennigan’s. Not so, says Hunter-Gatherer. Just more of the same, ““Flair”, he replied, “flipping bottles, fire tricks…you know, bringing a Las Vegas style bar to New York.” [Hunter-Gatherer; EV Grieve]

A look at Washington Square Park in the 1960s [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

The graffiti above the Roxy – “WERRROSLURRR” – is now covered by sheet-metal paneling. Just a new canvas for neighborhood artists [Vanishing NY]

Remember the old Cooper Union academic building? [Flaming Pablum]

The “pestilent practitioners” of street dentistry at the turn of last century. Edgar Parker was one such dentist who offered his services with musical accompaniment and dancing girls [Ephemeral NY]

Looking back at Manhattan in the 1970s [Slate via Observer]

Spiderman sighted in the East Village [EV Grieve]

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