Nabe News: December 14
Stuy town back to rent stabilization, Left Bank Books gets a break, and assault in Ray’s Candy Store, all in today’s neighborhood news!
Christmas come early for those lucky Stuy Town tenants. Lawyers on both sides of the rift just announced an interim agreement to return those illegally transferred market rate apartments back to rent stabilization [Curbed]
Left Bank Books in the West Village might survive after all. According to Cityroom, owner Kim Herzinger is planning to sign a five-year lease at a different, albeit larger, location in the neighborhood [Cityroom]
At Superdive, you can party like you never graduated. Sounds about right [EV Grieve]
From the December, 1986 edition of the East Village Eye: “There’s the Ukrainian old men’s area, and the bandshell, used mostly by younger people. There are four different playground areas, divided more or less by age group. And there’s the part where older black men play cards. Tompkins Square is like a mirror held up to our community.” [Ephemeral NY]
Ray was assaulted by a man with a mohawk last night in his Candy Store. Bob Arihood has all the details [Neither More Nor Less]
Santacon was everywhere yesterday afternoon. A multitude of them were gathered in Washington Square Park [WSP Blog]