Nabe News: October 5

Posted on: October 5th, 2009 at 1:18 pm by

The Cooper Square Hotel might be in some trouble.  Word on the street is that the Glass Dildo on the Bowery has quietly been put on the open market.  The unconfirmed rumor blames the lacking tourist business in a worsening luxury hotel economy.  Also that “that Andre Balazs’s The Standard Hotel has gobbled up all the glitz and glamor that the Cooper Square had hoped to attract.” [Colonnade Row]

Both New York senators, Schumer and Gillibrand, endorse Democrat Bill Thompson for Mayor [Cityroom]

Scouting NY has another great dissection of a classic New York flick.  This time, it’s Taxi Driver.  Yeah, we’re talking to you [Scouting NY]

Some history on Petrosino Square, the under-renovation park bounded by Lafayette, Cleveland Place, and Kenmare Street [Tenement Museum Blog]

Spay/neutering out, NBA video game in at Avenue A and 12th Street [EV Grieve]

A new iPhone App for logging complaints to 311 [MSNBC via Flaming Pablum]

An urban pony ride [Gammablog]

Stuy Town resident attacked at 8 Stuyvesant Oval, and was saved by neighbors who “heard the commotion and took action…calling the police and screaming through the windows.” Good Samaritanism! [Lux Living]

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