Nabe News: December 4

Posted on: December 4th, 2009 at 1:03 pm by

LES gallery scene, Rock Hall Annex to close, other mayoral candidates who received votes, and more, all in today’s neighborhood news!

In today’s Art & Design section of the Times, Ken Johnson argues that the Lower East Side gallery scene is nothing like that of Chelsea.  That it’s more akin to the SoHo before Chelsea hit it big.  “Galleries falling in between exhibit mostly young and emerging artists, which means that you see much that is only marginally better than graduate student work.” [New York Times]

Will the neighborhood extend an olive branch to the new Cooper Union facility?  The structure is starting to show some wear-and-tear from skaters and sliders alike [EV Grieve]

An interview with Mickey Leigh, brother of Joey Ramone and co-author (with Legs McNeil) of the new book I Slept with Joey Ramone [Stay Thirsty; Amazon.com]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo is closing nearly a year after opening.  It will shut down for good on January 3 [MSNBC via Flaming Pablum]

Board of Elections data shows a number of mayoral candidates who received hand-written votes – Charles Montgomery Burns (25), Abe Lincoln (1), Mickey Mouse (2), Alfred E. Newman (1), and Rodney Dangerfield (1) [Gothamist]

Help save Left Bank Books from extinction.  The West Fourth Street independent bookstore will likely vanish on January 31. Notes Jeremiah, “Is it possible that by February, the West Village will have only one independent bookstore?” [Vanishing NY]

Cupcakes and smoothies being served in a space once occupied by caskets and the dead – Wolinin Funeral Home [Neither More Nor Less]

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