Nabe News: November 16

Posted on: November 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm by

Old hipster slang, East Village pizza problems, and Stuy Town rallying, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

The old Kelly & Ping space at 325 Bowery may soon become another restaurant.  Co-owner of Freeman’s and The Rusty Knot, Taavo Somer, reportedly has eyes on the property [Eater]

A look at hipster slang from the too-cool era of Jazz and pulp fiction.  Straight from the Fridge, Dad looks at “righteous jive, perfect for all you hipsters, B-girls, weedheads, moochers, shroud-tailors, bandrats, top studs, gassers, snowbirds, trigger-men, grifters and long gone daddies.” [Gawker]

The Pizza Shop on Avenue A shuttered due to high rents.  Owner Kevin Cole was struggling to make payments each month.  He received an offer on the space and took it.  Rest assured, Cole is searching for a new location for his pizza [EV Grieve]

The “Then & Now” installment for NoHo/SoHo, east of Broadway.  See how much has changed [Flaming Pablum]

See what was on the Thanksgiving menu at the Plaza Hotel in 1899 [Ephemeral NY]

A month after the landmark court decision, a rally for affordable rents at Stuy Town this past Saturday [NY1]

From 1904-1919, the Begechers lived in 103 Orchard Street, future home of the Tenement Museum visitor center [Tenement Museum Blog; Previously]

Smokers are on the run in this town.  Some city landlords are banning smoking in their apartment buildings, with eviction as punishment for infraction [New York Times]

Much like the CD for download debate, eBooks are threatening the real thing.  How do you feel about digital books and Kindle/Nook? [Vanishing NY]



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