Nabe News: November 4

Posted on: November 4th, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

Cubicle living in Chinatown, the owls of P.S. 110, and a homophobic cabbie, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

The Village Voice has an inside look at 81 Bowery, one of the last bastions of communal living for Chinese laborers in Chinatown.  It was known as the Germania Hotel back in the 19th Century, infamous as a place for the unwanted; where disease flourished.  These days, though, the fourth floor is crammed with cubicle living, each the size of a broom closet [Village Voice]

Apparently, there are those who believe the East Village was nothing before Le Souk arrived on the scene [EV Grieve]

Looking at the “wreckage” caused by young city folk who lack money management skills [Vanishing NY]

The Keith Haring mural at the Carmine Street Pool [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

A cabbie on First Avenue reportedly tossed two gay males from his vehicle after the couple was seen hugging in the back seat [Gothamist]

Evacuation Day was a significant holiday in old New York, as it celebrated the end of British control.  On November, 25 1783, the last remaining troops sailed out of the city.  The last shot of the war was also fired on this day [Ephemeral NY]

The owls perched atop P.S. 110 on Delancey, and some awesome rooftop pictures [Scouting NY]

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