Nabe News: June 9

Posted on: June 9th, 2009 at 1:29 pm by

Momofuku Ssam Bar and Momofuku Milk Bar closed yesterday after a new employee tested positive for the Hepatitis A virus. The DOH reportedly inspected the premises and noted zero violations. Both will reopen for dinner tonight [Eater]

Some in the East Village feel Butter Lane is turning into a bar. A possible bait-and-switch. The cupcakery is now open until midnight, and is still vying for a beer-and-wine license [EV Grieve]

Bloggers Biggest Pants and Slum Goddess both recap the Ray’s Candy Store benefit held this past Sunday night [Biggest Pants; Slum Goddess]

Jeremiah describes his day on the High Line. “Sometimes, it feels like a tour of CondoLand.” [Vanishing NY]

Speaking of the High Line, check out some of Ken’s pre-construction pictures [Greenwich Village Daily Photo; Walking the High Line]

Have a glimpse at First Avenue in 1942, then compare with today [Hunter-Gatherer]

The Tenement Museum staff reveals its choice neighborhood eats [Tenement Museum Blog]



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