Nabe News: September 1

Posted on: September 1st, 2009 at 1:55 pm by

The Astor Place Chase branch is always great for street theater [Vanishing NY]

It seems plans have been updated a bit for the Karaoke joint moving into the former Kim’s Video on St. Marks.  Signs posted in the window show a mini-market with eating area moving into the ground floor [Down by the Hipster]

A recap on last night’s benefit for Eric “Taz” Pagan.  The East Village event was reportedly a success, with great turnout at most of the participating bars [EV Grieve]

Lower Manhattan is swiftly becoming a ghost town, with experts predicting a 20% vacancy rate next year.  Thanks to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, old business offices are being transformed into temporary artist studios [Metro]

A rat courtship in Tompkins Square Park [Neither More Nor Less]

On September 18, State Senator Squadron will hold a hearing on retail diversity and neighborhood health.  Rob notes that “unless we want every neighborhood in New York to look alike, local businesses will need support, non local businesses regulation and restriction.” [Save the Lower East Side]

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