Nabe News: November 30

Posted on: November 30th, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Manhattan Bridge death trap, Zine comeback, Max Fish 20th anniversary, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

The intersection of Bowery and Canal, right at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge, has been deemed a death trap by many neighborhood residents.  In the last two years alone, it’s been the site of eleven car accidents.  The DOT has spent several years studying the problem, but won’t release any results until at least next year [DNA Info]

Are Zines making a comeback, despite pressure from the blogosphere? [NY Post]

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Cooper Union put selected documents from its archive on view to the public.  The exhibition will run until December 18 at the Cooper Union Library [Cityroom]

On December 2, Max Fish will celebrate 20 years at the head of Ludlow Street.  To mark the occasion, the bar is trekking to Miami, and opening a temporary art installation. What are your most fond memories there? [EV Grieve]

Billboard is reporting that the Strokes will be re-uniting after a long hiatus, co-headlining with Jay-Z at the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival.  Will the new record of more neighborhood-specific tracks, like “Ludlow St” on Julian Casablancas’ solo effort? [Billboard]

Nom Wah Tea Parlor is back open after being shuttered by the Department of Health earlier this month [Lost City; Previously]

A showcase of artwork from BNE, co-sponsored by Animal, on December 10. Those “BNE Was Here” stickers are on nearly every open facade in the neighborhood [Animal]

Greetings from the East River waterfront, circa 1906 [Ephemeral NY]

The bike repair man who was there before Zum Schneider arrived at the corner of Seventh and Avenue C [Vanishing NY]



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