Nabe News: September 21

Posted on: September 21st, 2009 at 1:33 pm by

The zany spacecraft-like architecture of the new Cooper Union academic facility has newfound functionality.  For drunken revelers and BMX riders alike to use the ramp.  Get in the fun while it still lasts [Curbed]

Stinkbombs outside the Hollister flagship in SoHo? [NY Post]

Chico’s “spay/neuter” mural on Avenue A near Eleventh Street was just erased to make way for an NBA video game ad.  Out with the personality, in with the homogeneity [EV Grieve]

Speaking of murals lost, Alex discovered that René’s signature one on Wooster Street is gone [Flaming Pablum]

Tucker Max’s latest citywide ad campaign draws ire from those in Little Italy [Gothamist]

The history of “Minnesota Strip,” the stretch of Eighth Avenue between 42nd and 50th Streets.  Back in the 1970s the area was crawling with prostitutes from Minneapolis [Ephemeral NY]

Drama at the VioletJolt installation on Ninth Street yesterday.  Hunter-Gatherer was there: “Seems that an overly concerned citizen was making a bit of a stink over the fact that the flowing material had extended over the sidewalk and was in her words “causing mothers with strollers to veer into the street.”

Mosaic Man showing another generation his unique artwork [Neither More Nor Less]

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