Nabe News: June 30

Posted on: June 30th, 2009 at 1:52 pm by

Recession breeds art. A look at the artist collective No Longer Empty, which strives to revitalize closed storefronts with temporary exhibitions. In their own words – “Revitalizing space : unlocking creativity…No Longer Empty is a group of curators and artists who present thought provoking exhibits in empty store fronts.” [Vanishing NY]

“Schmucky dudes” invade Superdive on Avenue A, and cause a scene at 4:15 pm. Such fratty shenanigans are no doubt par for the course [EV Grieve]

Le Pere Pinard at 175 Ludlow is shuttered for good [Eater]

Looking back at the original Pennsylvania Station [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

Recording the locations of many lesser-known events in NYC history. For instance, “On Avenue of the Americas, there is a block where the first cellphone call was completed in 1973; on West 125th Street, where the old Blumstein’s department store stood, nothing marks the place where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed in 1958.” [Cityroom]

Bob Arihood reports on the gang-related problems last night around Tompkins Square Park [Neither More Nor Less]

Vibe Magazine is calling it quits [Daily Finance via Observer]

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