Nabe News: August 18

Posted on: August 18th, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Some highly sophisticated graffiti along the Bowery.  Soporific, indeed [EV Grieve]

Profiles of two sidewalk bike mechanics – Natividad Zirate at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and Houston, and Peter Corbin near Tompkins Square Park.  Competition for downtown bikers is cutthroat.  “…these messy street shops are more like small businesses. And like any small businessmen, there exists a sharp, if veiled, competitive edge.” [Cityroom]

An American-Chinese fast food concept is now open on Division Street near the Manhattan Bridge.  Brace yourselves for Kung Fu Bing [Grub St]

Urban etiquette at the new Chelsea development, 133 West Twenty-Second Street.  “No discharge of fecal matter in the pool.” Really? [Curbed]

Togas and scavenger hunts in the fratty East Village [Vanishing NY]

Mason Reese, proprietor of super-noisy Destination, doesn’t take too kindly to the mudslinging.  And of bloggers calling him Ham Boy [Blah Blog Blah]

According to Metro NY: “people making $175,000 or more — the threshold for taking the apartment off regulation — rent some 30,000 of the city’s 1 million regulated apartments.” [Metro]

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