Nabe News: December 9
Revs/Cost might get the axe, 13th Avenue, pictures of every building in NYC, and more, all in today’s neighborhood news!
There are signs of life at E2E4, the fifteen-story development on the Bowery. The lights are on in some of the units. Did John Legend already move in? [EV Grieve]
Will the Revs/Cost graffiti become the next victim of the High Line and its forces of eradication? [Vanishing NY]
Apparently Metro Card machines system-wide were not accepting credit/debit cards for two days. Jill reports from the front lines, “Two token booth attendants (rare that they are) seemed completely oblivious to the problem, but one of them told me that sometimes problems are bigger than they appear. A sage, that one.” Have you encountered a problem? [Blah Blog Blah]
Believe it or not, there was once a 13th Avenue on the west side. It was built on a landfill in the 1830s, and ran the length between 11th and 25th Street. “It seemed to exist as a dreary access road to shipping piers, ferry terminals, dumping grounds, and factories.” [Ephemeral NY]
Long Island City wholesale bakery Pain d’Avignon is set to open its first retail outlet in the Essex Street Market early next year [Fork in the Road]
“Between 1939 and 1941, the city of New York took a 35-mm black-and-white picture of every single building in NY.” It was a way for the city to assess its inventory for tax purposes. In all, 700,000 photos were taken [Scouting NY]