Nabe News: June 29

Posted on: June 29th, 2009 at 1:37 pm by

Bernard Madoff will spend the rest of his life in jail. U.S. District Judge Denny Chin sentenced the Ponzi-swindler to 150 years behind bars [MSNBC]

Great news for ABC No Rio – the punk icon will receive $1.65 million in grants from Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer, and City Councilman Alan J. Gerson. This will enable the collective to stay on Rivington Street, and build a new “one-story building with a basement.” [New York Times via EV Grieve]

Upscale sushi chain Koi will soon move into 347 Bowery, the former Salvation Army building [Eater]

According to the tenth annual “Subway Schmutz” report by the Straphangers Campaign, 57% of subway cars out there are clean. As bad as that sounds, the number is up from 50% last year. Many feel it will actually get worse, considering the MTA is slated to slash cleaners next year [Metro]

Many tenements seem to be named for women [Ephemeral NY]

PinkBerry mayhem across the city last Friday afternoon thanks to their free tasting promotion [EV Grieve]

@Lock: “Think nightlife on LES can’t get nuttier? Heed/fear these words: “Mason Dixon, 133 Essex. Requesting full liquor license/outdoor space.” Outdoor space, just what the neighbors need [Lockhart Steele, Twitter]



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