Nabe News: August 20

Posted on: August 20th, 2009 at 2:06 pm by

The Provincetown Playhouse saga continues.  According to The Villager, “the preservation of the original Provincetown Playhouse within a new building that New York University is constructing at the MacDougal St. site was put on hold on Aug. 18 after neighbors discovered that part of the historic playhouse wall that was to have been preserved had been removed.” [Curbed; Previously]

It would appear that food trucks are expanding their offerings [EV Grieve]

Lindsay Lohan stopped traffic yesterday in NoLita.  A horde of onlookers watched as the actress socialite shopped inside consignment shop Ina [Racked]

Striphangers” grace the L train, giving subway riders a free peep show.  All courtesy of photographer Zach Hyman [Gothamist]

An interesting history of garbage collection on the Lower East Side.  In the Nineteenth Century, tenement dwellers disposed of their garbage in bins located in front of their buildings.  But because street cleaning was conducted by private companies awarded contracts by the government, collection was ineffective.  Trash and dead carcasses often lined the streets [Tenement Museum Blog]

And a happy birthday to Mr. Robert Plant.  The Zep frontman is now a tender 61 [Hunter-Gatherer]

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