Nabe News: January 15

Posted on: January 15th, 2010 at 2:37 pm by

Bike lanes, a sign change, and more in today’s news.

Superdive disappears again. This time on Google Maps. [EV Grieve]

On a similar note, the Ess-a-Bagel signage has changed. Someone cut the Cheeses. [JVNY]

Upper Orchard Street continues to suffer.  The trendy boutique First Among Equals is the latest casualty.  It will close at the end of the month [Choosy Beggar via Racked]

A small victory for Greenwich Village preservationists concerned with 178 Bleecker Street.  The city recently ruled that the planned eight-story sliver building does not “conform to the character of the neighborhood.”  An eighty-foot structure is reportedly in violation of the “sliver law.” [The Villager; Previously]

With the memories of recent bicycle accidents still fresh in our minds, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled plans for an expansive overhaul of First and Second avenues intended to make commuting by bus and bicycle faster and safer. [Gothamist]



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