Nabe News: October 6

Posted on: October 6th, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

The East Side Tabernacle Church is hosting a community meeting this Thursday to discuss the ongoing violence in the East Village.  Bob Arihood notes that “Routinely there are regular substantiated reports of real guns , the kind that fire real bullets, being displayed, brandished and fired on avenue D. Often these fire arms are found in the hands of children. NYPD has not as yet seen fit to post a van on avenue D because of these real guns.” [EV Grieve]

Last night, Ace Bar patrons were victims of a bottle-throwing incident.  From her window in 533 East Fifth Street, an enraged woman was hurling objects to the sidewalk.  Police hung around for four hours to diffuse the situation [Neither More Nor Less]

The New York Times finally discovers Ten Bells wine bar on Broome Street [NY Times via Eater]

Les Desirs Patisserie is not going down without a fight.  With a petition list of 700 signatures, their cause made news on NY1.  Jeremiah also thinks that the entire strip of businesses is in the process of being flipped.  “The neighbors who frequent this business strip today cannot afford Txikito, just as they can’t afford to eat at Co., on the 24th Street corner.” [Vanishing NY; NY1]

A different type of escort service for eighties New Wavers [Ephemeral NY]

Half of Washington Square Park is now closed for the redesign.  Phase II has officially begun, hold onto your hats [WSP Blog]



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