The Year in Stories: 2009

Posted on: December 28th, 2009 at 6:37 am by

With the end of the decade fast approaching and holiday cheer fresh in the air, we wanted to take a moment to thank all our readers for the support this past year. Your tips and comments are extremely important, and are what keeps this a neighborhood website. With that said, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular stories 0f 2009. If your favorite story doesn’t appear on the list, be sure to mention in the comments!

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Good World makes way for White Slab Palace
After Good World shuttered at 3 Orchard Street, the owners opened a new Scandinavian establishment at 77 Delancey called White Slab Palace.

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The Vanishing DKNY Mural
Now you see it, now you don’t. The DKNY mural at the corner of Houston and Broadway felt the wrath of a layer of paint.

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Extreme Makeover: Newstand Edition
We woke up one morning and our newsstand was missing. Cemusa wanted twenty-two bucks, but we talked them down to seventeen.

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These Boots are Made for Dumping
When Mark Miller was cleaning out his Orchard Street gallery, workers found a trove of antique rubber boots in the cellar.

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Las Feliz or Los Feliz?
A new taqueria dubbed Los Feliz opened at 109 Ludlow. Its poor choice in font lead many to believe it was Las Feliz.

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Douchebag, Party of 100?
Real estate brokers pandered to douchebags for an Orchard Street vacancy. Main selling point was the “huge wrap-around terrace for parties of 100 people or more.”

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How to Make Streets Blocked in LES
The upcoming HBO series How to Make it in America has invaded the Lower East Side in recent months.

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Murray Hill Calling
DJ Lubel recorded a tongue-in-cheek song about Murray Hill which had the net ablaze.

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McNally/Appleman, Start Your (Hype) Engines
Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria is steeped in hype. The foreman runs a tight ship, but we had an opportunity to peer inside during construction.

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A Tale of Two Bridges
A disastrous fire took out the beloved Hong Kong Supermarket, affecting the lives of many Chinatown residents. We happened to be the first news source to report the story and continued to report throughout the following weeks thanks to the multitude of updates from our readers.

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