Nabe News: September 11

Posted on: September 11th, 2009 at 1:44 pm by

Grieve ran into Tyson Beckford and friends during Fashion’s Night Out, and the same cheerleading squad we mentioned this morning.  The upper Bowery is this much closer to L.A., people.  Duck and cover [EV Grieve; Previously]

Preserving the theater of the Provincetown Playhouse is proving to be quite the task.  The Villager reports that a large section of the northern wall is gone. “Stringer said he was upset not only that N.Y.U. failed to let the task force and C.B. 2 know about the breach in the Provincetown Playhouse wall for about three weeks, but that the trust between N.Y.U. and the Village community that the task force has developed over the past three years was compromised.” [The Villager; Previously]

Twin lights [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

Take a break from your routine and peek inside the tent of the Trapeze School of New York, located on the upper High Line.  Jeremiah has some cool pictures of acrobats. Where do we sign up? [Vanishing NY]

Displaced residents of 128 Hester Street are fighting to keep the building in place.  The DOB still believes the tenement is unsafe, and has ordered demolition.  Tenants maintain that the owners, who just happen to own the adjacent lot on which an eighteen-story hotel is being erected, are to blame for neglecting a deteriorating situation [Downtown Express; Previously]

On March 16, 1982, The Soho News published a news brief about drugs in the East Village.  At the time,  many felt that the “drugs sold in Alphabet City are far superior to Harlem’s, and police say the operators go to some length to establish brand loyalty.”  [Ephemeral NY]

Rats dine merrily in Tompkins Square Park [Neither More Nor Less]

Share

Tags

Recent Stories

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]

Displaced Chinatown Business Returns Months After Devastating Fire

Four months after a deadly fire knocked out 78 Mulberry Street, one of its businesses returned to the scene. Ewa Trading Company reopened in its former Chinatown home earlier this week. The store had spent some of the interim displacement period selling from a shuttered Vietnamese restaurant a few paces north. The two-alarm fire broke […]

EDC Sues Essex Restaurant for Back Rent over Former Essex Market Lease

Three years removed from its relocation across Rivington Street, the city filed suit against the Essex restaurant for alleged unpaid rent. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sued Essex for nearly $60,000 in unpaid back rent on the former Essex Market building it previously occupied, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. The city entity claims that […]

Exile on Orchard Street: Tenement Museum Recreates Exhibits During Renovations

The Tenement Museum is amidst a preservation project at 97 Orchard Street, but will continue its programming with replicas not too far away. The 1863-era tenement this past Sunday embarked on “vital” restoration work to preserve its walls, floors, roof, as well as the installation of a new HVAC system that will provide improved climate […]