Nabe News: December 7

Posted on: December 7th, 2009 at 1:43 pm by

NYU kills trees, the Lower East Side remembered, happy birthday Jesse Jane, and more, all in today’s neighborhood news!

A writeup of last week’s panel discussion on the Lower East Side.  The event was inspired by the recent update of Joyce Mendelsohn’s book, The Lower East Side Remember and Revisited.  “The problem, Mr. Ferrara [of LES History Project] said, is that newcomers to the Lower East Side have “amnesia of some sort — a self-entitlement.” [New York Times]

Apparently, the construction crew working on the new NYU spiritual center failed to recognize from the get-go that roots from nearby trees extend beneath the site.  The 30-foot trees will be removed prior to December 15, but only two will be saved and re-planted [Curbed; Previously]

Live music returns to the Continental for a “Rock and Roll Reunion,” featuring Lenny Kaye. It would be nice to see the trend continue at the bar [EV Grieve]

Matt Levine and The Eldridge are teaming with New Era for a limited edition line of baseball caps.  In all, 144 were produced.  Does their door policy even allow hats? [Eater]

Strapped for gift ideas?  How about some NYC-centric stuff? Mark us down for a “Brooklyn Eggcream Kit” [Vanishing NY]

Happy ninth birthday to Jesse Jane, trusty canine of Jim “Mosaic Man” Power! [Neither More Nor Less]

At the Csquat art show [Slum Goddess]

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