Week in Review: August 8

Posted on: August 8th, 2009 at 9:43 am by

The unique life-size PSP billboard was just removed after years hanging above the corner of Houston and Lafayette [Sony Surrenders PSP]

128 Hester Street was hastily evacuated Wednesday afternoon.  The 16-story structure will reportedly be demolished due to instability.  Residents blame the landlords for not fixing the problems that lead to condemnation [128 Hester Street Evacuated]

Amidst the Bowery gentrification, a new restaurant supply company will soon open at 202 Bowery [Restaurant Supply to Open at 202 Bowery]

Help keep Cinema Nolita in the neighborhood.  Contribute money to their fund raising drive [Cinema Nolita Fund Raising Drive]

Going the Distance, starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, was searching for stereotypical “hipster and indie types” for its upcoming romantic comedy snoozefest [Going the Distance Looking for “Hipster and Indie Types”]

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