Nabe News: July 13

Posted on: July 13th, 2009 at 1:35 pm by

The former Mondo Kim’s on St. Marks Place will become a karaoke joint, giving Sing Sing some competition [EV Grieve]

Both Jeremiah and Bob Arihood have detailed accounts of yesterday’s first weekly picnic with Reverend Billy in Tompkins Square Park. His procession led through Crusty Row to Ray’s Candy Store [Vanishing NY; Neither More Nor Less]

Hollister has bare-chested “surfer dude” types hanging outside the flagship store in anticipation of its opening on Thursday [Racked]

Going back in time to when trolley cars cut through Union Square. “Instead of Whole Foods we’ve got Automatic Vaudeville, a penny arcade offering a basement shooting gallery, peep shows, and phonographs in individual listening booths.” Great Scott! [Ephemeral NY]

A cupcake truck spotted on Third Avenue [Hunter-Gatherer]

Times Square goes red, and what we should expect from its new suburban aesthetic [Lost City]

Contractors of tenement buildings rarely needed to use blueprints, as the structures were so simplistic. Improvisation was not uncommon. Much of the ornamentation was pre-fab and often scrounged from warehouses and manufacturing lots [Tenement Museum Blog]

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