Nabe News: July 23

Posted on: July 23rd, 2009 at 1:35 pm by

This week’s vomit-inducing issue of Time Out New York explores “where to eat, drink, and recapture cool” in the East Village. While the cover features the iconic artwork of Jim “Mosaic Man” Power, the publication fails to mention his name anywhere [EV Grieve]

Renderings released of the Mondrian, a 25-story luxury hotel rising at 150 Lafayette Street.  Its skeleton is visible clear across Grand Street [Curbed]

Scoping out the predominantly undeveloped upper region of the High Line before it disappears forever [Vanishing NY]

Daily Intel compiles a brief list of “novelty” mayoral candidates, including the nascent Naked Cowboy [Daily Intel]

With air conditioning units the norm these days, it’s sometimes easy to forget how past generations coped with the late summer heat.  Many slept on fire escapes, park benches, or the beaches of Brighton and Coney. “On the Lower East Side traffic was seriously impeded as small armies of persons emerged from tenement houses with chairs, boxes and even beds which they set up in the streets.” [Epehmeral NY]

A look back at retro websites [Daily Beast]

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