Nabe News: September 18

Posted on: September 18th, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

Today is Park(ing) Day, in which city denizens reclaim public spaces and “transform them into engaging, people-friendly public spaces for one day a year.”  Keep your eyes peeled for the angry motorists [Official Website]

Brace yourselves for the Red Dress Run XII tomorrow.  It starts at Fontana’s and is “a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine.” Lock the doors [EV Grieve]

Fire drill last night outside the St. Ann’s Church Dorm on Twelfth Street [Vanishing NY]

The Chinatown YMCA at the corner of Bowery and East Houston is getting stingy with pool towels.  There is now a limit of one towel per swimmer.  An additional one runs an extra $5 per month. What’s next, rationing shower time? Paying for the toilet?  Anything is possible on the Bowery these days [The Villager]

A look inside Blue Elm, the new “West African-French-Japanese fusion restaurant” which opened at 198 Orchard Street last night [Eater]

A room service menu for the Hotel New Yorker dating back to 1947 [This Ain’t the Summer of Love]

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