Nabe News: July 15

Posted on: July 15th, 2009 at 1:24 pm by

After a protracted dispute with Community Board 3 regarding its “bait-and-switch” tactics, East Village cocktail joint Death & Co. finally scored a legit liquor license. More neighborhood complaints likely in the works [Eater]

Trendy eatery The Orchard is throwing in the towel; 162 Orchard Street is now officially on the market. Asking rent is reportedly “$11,255 per month, with a full liquor license and $550,000 key money.” [Grub St]

The sad state of future Caffe Buon Gusto on Avenue B and Fifth Street. Despite numerous cleanup attempts from the new tenants, the former Zips location remains a graffiti magnet. And it’s already falling into disrepair! [EV Grieve]

Earlier this morning, there was a large rat infestation in a Harlem parking lot at East 128th Street. Apparently, motorists were unable to reach their vehicles due to 10 to 15 large rats [Gothamist]

Jay Walder was nominated by Governor Patterson to lead the MTA. He is largely credited with improving London’s mass transit system. If approved by our bumbling state Senate, Walder will serve as both chairman and executive director [Metro]

Discussion of taxicab fare-pickup strategy and safety. “It seems people are more likely to grab a cab that is haphazardly situated, people are really stupid sometimes.” [nyctaxiphoto]



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