Nabe News: October 2

Posted on: October 2nd, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

Subway lines are a mess right now thanks to a fire in an electrical substation at 53rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.  “As of 12:40 p.m., service on the entirety of the V line was suspended between the Forest Hills-71st Avenue Station and the Lower East Side-2nd Avenue Station. The B and D lines were running along the A line in both directions between the 59th Street-Columbus Circle Station and the West 4th Street station.” [Cityroom]

The now-defunct Dessert Truck is opening a brick-and-mortar joint at 6 Clinton Street.  At this point, a name is TBD, but the Dessert Truck menu will remain intact with a few additions [Eater]

Late night bull-riding shenanigans [EV Grieve]

The Bowery Mission is celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its chapel at 227 Bowery with a series of events this October.  Every Thursday night this month, the Mission will host a free art event [The Villager]

Speaking of centennial celebrations, the Manhattan bridge also turns 100 this year [Time Out NY]

Savor the last moments of Washington Square Park as you once knew it before it disappears.  Renovations will reportedly begin next week [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

This item is classic New York.  The Times reports that “the Luchese crime family of infiltrating the Buildings Department, saying that three of the family’s associates found jobs as building inspectors and that others in the family, including top bosses, committed a wide range of crimes.”  Six building inspectors were involved in the racket, accused of taking bribes in exchange for permits and to overlook violations [NY Times via Grub St]

A recap of last weekend’s first annual Scrabble tournament in Washington Square Park [The Villager]

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