Nabe News: August 21

Posted on: August 21st, 2009 at 1:25 pm by

The State Department of Labor just released its July numbers, and it doesn’t look good.  City unemployment increased to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 9.6%, while state unemployment declined to 8.6%.  Experts expect a weak city economy through 2010 [Gothamist]

Looks like the Bowery will soon welcome another luxury hotel.  Behold the cleverly-named Lower East Side Hotel; exact location is currently unknown, but renderings show that it could border the New Museum.  The tower of glass will feature 220 “minimalistic” (read: small) rooms with see-through bathroom enclosures [EV Grieve; Previously]

Keith McNally just tapped Nate Appleman for Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria, his long-delayed eatery at the corner of Bowery and Houston.  It’s slated for a December opening.  Don’t hold your breath [Grub St; Previously]

The Village restaurant on West Ninth Street is donesky.  As Flaming Pablum notes, the awning’s been removed and the windows have been all blocked.” [Flaming Pablum]

In response to Jeremiah’s query about the Dash Snow tribute artist, Animal says it’s SEEDR [Vanishing NY, Animal]

nyctaxiphoto scouts an undercover police car marked as a taxi.  There are reportedly one or two such vehicles for nearly every precinct.  A flawless replica! [nyctaxiphoto]

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