Week in Review: August 15

Posted on: August 15th, 2009 at 9:59 am by

A reminder: check out this weekend’s fund raising events to help save Cinema Nolita.  A special screening of Bad Lieutenant at Anthology Film Archives tonight [Help Save Cinema Nolita]

Quite surprisingly, a new bodega will be opening at 50 Delancey, directly in the shadows of gentrifying luxury condos [New Bodega at 50 Delancey]

…And those luxury condos are now showing some skin [Update on 38 Delancey]

The century-old row house at 178 Delancey officially eradicated from the block.  Coming soon, a new eight-story structure [178 Bleecker a Distant Memory]

Allen Street is primed for some DOT improvements, including the elimination of “left turn conflicts,” connecting the Allen Street Mall in four locations, and creating protected bicycle lanes [Allen Street Improvements]

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