Nabe News: December 11

Posted on: December 11th, 2009 at 1:28 pm by

Weegee, Grimace, and bathrooms, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

Championing the artwork of Weegee–born Usher Fellig.  “Like many other Jewish immigrants to New York, his family settled in the Lower East Side which provided the backdrop for many of his images.” Many of his images are on display at London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery [Jewish Community Online]

SoHo preservationists are still fighting to save the Richard Haas mural on the facade of 112 Prince Street.  Plans for the adjacent one-story building, which was purchased by a shoe company last year, are still in the air.  Developers are now reconsidering the original plan of five stories [The Villager]

Inside the Cooper Square Hotel loo [EV Grieve]

Grimace greeting folks on the sidewalk outside the East Village McDonald’s. Hamburglar nowhere in sight [Vanishing NY]

One Stuy Town resident’s fight for an East River pier to “escape the city.” [The Villager]



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