Nabe News: June 22

Posted on: June 22nd, 2009 at 1:39 pm by

T-shirt and paraphernalia joint Village X at 36 St. Marks Place is now closed. The strip-mallification of this street continues [EV Grieve]

Grub St reports that 87 Lounge on Ludlow officially called it quits last week. Apparently, the main reason for its demise was the expiration of their liquor license at the end of this month [Grub St; Previously]

A brief bio of Jacob Pavlovich Adler, famous actor in turn-of-the-century Yiddish theater. He and his wife Sarah started a venue of their own in 1904 at the corner of Bowery and Canal [Ephemeral NY]

A new upper-crust coalition dubbed “The Coalition for a Better Washington Square Park” is trying to hire a private security force to patrol the park. Many feel that this is another step toward privatization of the iconic public space [WSP Blog]

The Bible Bus spotted on Second Avenue [Slum Goddess]

With a monster budget crisis on its hands, the MTA is cutting back on station cleaning. Stations reportedly have cleaners on-site for an average of only four hours a day. This means rats will be basking in the availability of fresh trash [Urbanite]

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