Nabe News: August 19

Posted on: August 19th, 2009 at 1:32 pm by

Word on the street is that the BP gas station on East Houston might be closing shop.  Prime real estate for some gigunda monstrosity.  Whatever happens, developers will need to negotiate a number of legal obstacles, namely that the site is “the site is controlled by NYC’s arcane M1-5B Manufacturing District zoning regulations.” [Curbed]

Lafayette Street just north of Houston is primed for a new skyline [EV Grieve]

Memories of a long-gone Orchard Street.  “[Orchard Street] taught me to negotiate. Those Jews didn’t respect you if you didn’t. If you didn’t they were insulted. These days I don’t bargain. There’s no one there to bargain with [It Was Her NY via Vanishing NY]

Bob Arihood revisits the Ray’s Candy Store of 1996, including a “where are they now” of East Village residents [Neither More Nor Less]

A recap of last night’s storm with some incredible pictures [Gothamist]



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