Nabe News: July 9

Posted on: July 9th, 2009 at 1:24 pm by

Eric Ferrara of the East Village History Project uses this interesting website as supplement to his recent book entitled, A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers & Weirdos of New York City’s Lower East Side. You can buy the book here [Gangsters, Murderers & Weirdos; Amazon.com]

The real definition of a soda jerk [Vanishing NY]

Manhattan’s rental market is still in free fall. “Landlords agreed to average reductions of 9.5 percent off their original asking rents, compared with a typical discount of 2.6 percent a year ago, Miller Samuel reported.” [Bloomberg]

A new deli is in the works for the Red Square strip mallAmona Deli & Grocery [EV Grieve]

City to convert vacant condo developments into affordable housing. The new program is called the Housing Asset Renewal Program (HARP), and aims to create 400 units for “moderate- and middle-income households.” This pilot plan is focusing outside of Manhattan, for now [Curbed]

Local record stores hanging on for dear life in the wake of a music industry slowdown [The Villager]

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