Nabe News: July 28

Posted on: July 28th, 2009 at 1:54 pm by

An interesting history of East Village pear trees.  “At the northeast corner of 13th and 3rd once stood the Stuyvesant Pear Tree, planted in 1667 by Peter Stuyvesant and felled 200 years later by a winter storm and a wayward horse in 1867″ [Vanishing NY]

On July 28, 1995, the disturbing movie Kids opened in fifteen markets.  The film actually featured youth from the neighborhood, many of whom were not actors [EV Grieve]

700 Avenue C must be haunted.  Twenty years ago in August, Daniel Rakowitz, a 28-year-old Tompkins Square Park regular,  muredered and mutilated his girlfriend’s corpse.  Her body was dismembered and boiled into a soup, which was then fed to unsuspecting homeless in the park.  Rakowitz was eventually found not guilty and shipped off to a maximum-security psychiatric facility on Ward’s Island [Ephemeral NY]

Maybe Tishman Speyer should install better, more functional washing machines [Lux Living]

Sex and the City will be ruining Manhattan again soon.  Esquared says it best – “So basically, SATC is looking for actors to portray the people that they are responsible for pushing out of NYC.” Run for your life [Esquared]

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