Nabe News: December 10

Posted on: December 10th, 2009 at 1:36 pm by

The Collect comeback, crackdown in Chinatown, Moe Tucker on NYC, and more, all in today’s neighborhood news!

The notorious Collect Pond is making a comeback.  Tons of plant-life and a new metal walkway bisecting the pond are in the works.  Groundbreaking slated for July 2010. Here’s a succinct description of the ol’ Collect: “During the first decade of the 19th century, the polluted, plague-inducing Collect Pond was filled in and the area has since been home to public executions, a house of detention, and a section of the notorious Five Points slum.” [Tribeca Citizen via Curbed]

The crackdown on Canal Street counterfeiting continues [NYC the Blog]

Real estate agents using the vibe of the East Village to sell property in Greenwich Village. The times they are a-changin, indeed [EV Grieve]

Dapper Dan loses its classic signage to the new Chelsea Bagel [Vanishing NY]

The 2009 roundup of lost landmarks [Lost City]

Moe Tucker [of Velvet Underground] on affording New York City: “So any young artists or photographers, writers, whatever — you can’t live in New York. And I think that takes a lot away from New York — really takes a lot away.” [Runnin’ Scared]



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