Nabe News: July 8

Posted on: July 8th, 2009 at 1:51 pm by

Brace yourselves, Bowery folk. A new 27-story tower is in the works for 50 Bowery. The project will reportedly be a mixed-use condo/hotel monstrosity – “a four-story base for assorted uses and, above that, 12 middle stories holding 99 hotel rooms and 63 apartments in the top 11 stories.” [Curbed]

The former East Village location of David’s bagels, which closed last August due to a greedy landlord, remains vacant [East Village Idiot]

Neighborhood nightlife in the Lower East Side is reaching absurd levels. The NY Press has a sprawling piece about the de-volution of the area into an overpriced B&T “entertainment center.” [NY Press via EV Grieve]

The now-shuttered Joe Jr.’s now stripped of its soul [Vanishing NY]

“This is Radio Clash” mural erased from East Third Street
[EV Grieve]

Trendy eatery Allen & Delancey is having chef problems. Official statement with added spin – “Allen & Delancey is in the process of identifying a new executive chef and pastry chef.” [Grub St]

Today’s date beckons the cheesy joke, why was 6 afraid of 7?…..Because 7/8/9



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