Nabe News: December 18

Posted on: December 18th, 2009 at 1:50 pm by

Tammany Hall, issues at Table 8, and unhappy New Yorkers, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

Big Tim Sullivan is often acknowledged as one of the most influential Tammany Hall politicians in the first decade of the Twentieth Century.  His jurisdiction was the area between Canal and 14th Street, and east of the Bowery.  His life is now the subject of a new book entitled King of the Bowery, by Richard F. Welch [Cityroom]

Cooper Square Hotel is having issues with its Table 8 restaurant.  Celeb chef Govind Armstrong is breaking from the glass dildo, and reportedly taking the Table 8 name with him.  Likely replacement at the eatery is Scott Conant [Eater]

ABC No Rio received an anonymous donation of $1 million.  Phase one of the reconstruction project is slated to begin in the fall of 2010, and last a period of 12 to 14 months [The Villager]

A look at the German-American Shooting Society and their onetime headquarters at 12 St. Mark’s Place.  The building dates back to 1889, and was landmarked back in 2001 [EV Grieve]

PPF Consignment at 168 Ludlow will be opening tomorrow [Racked; Previously]

According to the CDC, New Yorkers are the unhappiest people in the country [Gothamist]

Grimace is still kickin’ it old school in the East Village [Neither More Nor Less]

There is a new exhibit at the Bullet Space which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary at 292 East Third Street [The Villager]



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