Nabe News: November 12

Posted on: November 12th, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

Stuy Town rat problem, turn-of-the-century Cooper Square, and THOR denial of Playgirl shoot, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

A postcard showing turn-of-the-century Cooper Square.  Boy, how things have changed [Ephemeral NY]

After thirty years, the unique Washington Square Park mounds in the southwest sector will soon be no more.  Destruction happening as we speak [Curbed]

Animals are running wild in the Stuy Town complex.  Of particular concern, however, is the reported rat problem.  “They scurry about the muddy park with zero fear now that they easily outnumber the tenants 20 to 1.” [Lux Living]

Top few city-centric items that author Anna Jane Grossman deems obsolete in her aptly titled book, Obsolete [Vanishing NY]

More appreciation of Chico’s work in the neighborhood [EV Grieve]

The Hotel on Rivington denied Playgirl use of its penthouse (suite, not magazine) for a Levi Johnston photo shoot [Page Six]

Are pickles the new cupcakes? [Observer]

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