Nabe News: August 7

Posted on: August 7th, 2009 at 12:35 pm by

The passing of John Hughes at the age of 59 yesterday is extremely heartbreaking.  We all have stories of how his movies impacted our lives.  However, the proprietor behind We’ll Know When We Get There has the most touching tale of all – a two-year pen pal relationship with the seminal writer/director.  She discloses her correspondence in an entry entitled “Sincerly, John Hughes.”  Shed a tear [We’ll Know When We Get There via Gawker]

Lower East Side hipsters apparently are not too cool for school.  There have been sightings of “hipster kids toting middle school-style backpacks.” [EV Grieve]

River piracy was a problem in Manhattan from its inception through the end of the Nineteenth Century.  Two of the most notorious pirate gangs focused on the east side – the Patsy Conroy Gang and the Hook Gang.  The NYPD eventually eradicated the problem by the Twentieth Century [Ephemeral New York]

Tides at 102 Norfolk Street is now closed.  Owner blaming the miserable economy [Lo-Down]

A month after proposing a six-story interfaith center on Thompson Street, NYU recently filed plans to nearly double the initial height.  The new application, dated July 23, is already under scrutiny by neighborhood watchdog Andrew Berman [The Villager; Previously]

Gunshots on Second Street Wednesday night.  Police helicopters were prowling the rooftops.  Three suspects were taken into custody [Neither More Nor Less]

A deeper look at Crusty Row in Tompkins Square Park [The Villager]

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