Nabe News: October 30

Posted on: October 30th, 2009 at 1:02 pm by

Light saber battles, Manhattan Bridge repairs, and Clayton Patterson’s front door, all in today’s neighborhood news!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Internet, The Guardian has an interactive documentary of its history, from humble beginnings to Web 2.0 [The Guardian via Gizmodo]

Patrick Hedlund of The Villager is reporting the Le Souk was still operating earlier this week despite losing its liquor license.  But now there is an update.  A commenter over at Grieve points out that the neighborhood nuisance is dark.  Apparently it closed two nights ago  [The Villager; EV Grieve]

The internets were abuzz yesterday with news that Chuck Biscuits of Black Flag succumbed to a battle with throat cancer.  It was a terrible hoax [Flaming Pablum]

More repairs are in store for the Manhattan Bridge. The century-old bridge is slated to receive new vertical suspension cables beginning early next year.  Cost of the project is $100 million project, plus four years of headaches! [Gothamist]

Nighttime light saber battles in Washington Square Park [Vanishing NY]

After two decades in business, Xunta Tapas Bar on First Avenue is closed [Grub St]

The new Times Square, albeit in black and white [Neither More Nor Less]

The city wants to cleanse Clayton Patterson’s fabled front door of all its graffiti.  “The city is telling me to clean it or they will. Yet it is my door.” [The Villager]

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