Nabe News: December 30

Posted on: December 30th, 2009 at 12:45 pm by

The real Annie Moore, the other Donald, and how to rid homelessness, all in today’s neighborhood news!

Images surface of the real Annie Moore, allegedly the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island when it first opened in 1892.  It was originally believed that she moved to Texas where she lived her days.  But this is not the case.  Relatives claim that the Irish girl settled in the Lower East Side, and died in 1924 [NY Times]

Donald is a can-collecting cart-pusher in the East Village, who has reportedly lived in the neighborhood for most of his life.  Now, according to EV Grieve, the man has gone missing.  Some say that, back in October, city workers showed up at his longtime apartment and forcibly removed him [EV Grieve]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in old New York.  The ball-drop didn’t start in Times Square until 1904.  Before that, the place to be on the cusp of a new year was at the Trinity Church on Wall Street. “And just like Times Square, it attracted a bridge and tunnel group of revelers.” [Ephemeral NY]

A 90s moment on St. Mark’s Place, captured in time [Neither More Nor Less]

More sad farewells from Skyline Books, closing in February [Vanishing NY]

How to rid homelessnes? “Get rid of corrupt landlords and stop gentrification. No more luxury condos.” [NYC the Blog]

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