Nabe News: November 24

Posted on: November 24th, 2009 at 1:36 pm by

Netflix by borough, 290 Mulberry in trouble, and public housing debate, all in today’s neighborhood news!

290 Mulberry might look pretty as of late with its multi-colored light show, but Curbed reports the property is in trouble.  Primary lender CIT Group is pushing to foreclose on the SHoP Architects building and force a sale.  And still no apartments were sold [Curbed; Previously]

The Eldridge Street Synagogue has commissioned artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans to create a new east window for the 1887 landmark.  Scheduled completion is sometime in the spring [New York Times]

What Netflix subscribers are watching in NYC, by borough [NYC the Blog]

A study conducted by the University of Michigan which explores the means of saving public housing on the Lower East Side.  Graduate students of their Urban Design program studied the redevelopment potential of such public housing projects [City Limits]

The owner of 99X responds to the imminent closure. “Everything did not happen all at once but it all happened within the past year and has gotten us to where we are now.” [EV Grieve]

New GoEast LES neighborhood guides are available at the LES Visitor Center, 54 Orchard Street [lowereastnyc]

“More Jane Jacobs, Less Marc Jacobs” t-shirts now available. To order, email Mike Joyce [Vanishing NY; Stereotype Design]

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