Nabe News: November 2

Posted on: November 2nd, 2009 at 12:46 pm by

Cabbie car crash, street scenes from “old” New York, and Julian Casablancas turns his back on the East Village, all in today’s neighborhood news!

Julian Casablancas, debaucherous front man for the Strokes, has traded the city streets for the sprawl of Los Angeles.  But there’s a song on his solo release called “Ludlow Street” which touches on uber-gentrification.  Three years and numerous solo and side projects later, still no new Strokes record.  When’s the reunion show? [New York Times]

Last night, two cabs collided on Broadway near Eighth Street, then jumped the curb into scaffolding.  The whole structure then collapsed on the vehicles.  Thankfully, the six adult passengers escaped the scene with only minor injuries [Gothamist]

Le Souk really is closed.  A sign in their Avenue B window confirms closure, directing customers to their Harem at 510 LaGuardia Place [EV Grieve]

An awesome then/now comparison of the neighborhood.  Alex unearths photos from the late 90s and early 2000s.  Great stuff [Flaming Pablum]

A look back at the famous Daily News headline from October 30, 1975 – Ford to City: Drop Dead [Ephemeral NY]

Just echoing a thought fellow scribe NYC Dreamin pondered last week: where are you Hunter-Gatherer?  We hope all is okay.

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