Week in Review: November 28

Posted on: November 28th, 2009 at 9:30 am by

Wall Street 2 spent a day filming in Tommy Guns Salon on Ludlow.  The scene featured Gordon Gekko getting trimmed with a cameo by Donald Trump [Wall Street 2 Filming in Tommy Guns on Ludlow]

The future sandwich shop at 35 Orchard Street now has a name – Cheeky Sandwiches [Cheeky Sandwiches at 35 Orchard Street]

Work began anew this week on Casa Mezcal at 86 Orchard Street.  Plywood securely in place [Casa Mezcal at 86 Orchard Street]

While the Assafa Islamic Center has a new mosque in the works for 172 Eldridge, its current basement location at 172 Allen was shuttered by the DOB.  Blame the conditions which were “imminently perilous to life.” [Assafa Islamic Center Shuttered by DOB]

Sometimes go-go dancers are needed in the most dire of circumstances [Emergency Go Go Dancers Needed at Grindcore]

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