Nabe News: July 29

Posted on: July 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

Today is the last day of business for Olivo’s at 55 Avenue C.  The father-son operation is now closing after thirty-six years [EV Grieve]

Is the East Village turning into one big picture menu? [Grub St]

An interview regarding the People Make Parks initiative.  The organization strives to unite communities across the city with the Parks Department.  “What we’re doing right now is creating something we’re calling a “toolkit,” which will be a web-based collection of translation tools that will help community groups across the city participate more effectively in park planning. So it’s going to be a mix of input-gathering and hands-on tools, and also really basic information on the capital design process, how the Parks Department works, and how parks get built.” [Urban Omnibus]

Looking at the city hotel business during the recession.  Experts believe that newer hotel districts like the Lower East Side will not fare as well as more “traditional” districts like Midtown/Times Square.  “‘Generally in times that are hard, people are more inclined to gravitate towards more central locations in Midtown that everybody knows,” said Jeff Davis, executive vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels. “Fringe neighborhoods tend to be under more pressure: Lower East Side, Financial District.'” [The Real Deal]

The Washington Mutual at the corner of Second Avenue and Eighth Street is becoming Chase, two blocks away from Second Avenue Deli another branch [Vanishing NY]

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