Nabe News: July 27

Posted on: July 27th, 2009 at 1:18 pm by

The Copper Building at 215 Avenue B is getting quite desperate. The first four buyers to sign a contract at the Copper Building will have all their Common Charges and Taxes paid for the first TWO Years! [EV Grieve]

A Gawker tipster is claiming that Dov Charney of American Apparel is firing employees he deems unattractive. “He is tightening the AA ‘aesthetic,’ and anyone that he deems not good-looking enough to work there, is encouraged to be fired. This is blatant discrimination based on looks.” Just another reason to hate [Gawker]

A Dash Snow tribute is now open at Deitch Projects, 76 Grand Street.  The exhibit features photos and memorial pieces from fellow artists, and will run until August 15 [AnimalNY]

Second Avenue between Houston and Fourteenth Street was once known as the Yiddish Rialto (or Yiddish Broadway).  Check out this brief history on the long-gone phenomenon [East Village History Project]

A recap of last week’s musical benefit for Ray [Neither More Nor Less]

At the turn of the century, many tenement dwellers operated makeshift garment factories out of their living quarters [Tenement Museum Blog]



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