Nabe News: January 20

Posted on: January 20th, 2010 at 1:38 pm by

Avenue B closures, the Coney quake, and the ghost of William S. Burroughs, all in today’s neighborhood news!

The Cooper Square Hotel is changing the glasswork on part of its facade in anticipation of a new “casual cafe” reportedly opening next month [Eater]

More store closures are coming to Avenue B near 12th Street, including the Collector’s Toy Den [EV Grieve]

Astor Place, circa 1998 [Flaming Pablum]

A string of burglaries in the West Village by a familiar face.  Many believe the ghost of William S. Burroughs committed the crimes, even though police have already marked the suspect – 46-year-old Bronx resident Timothy Honey [NY Times via Daily Intel]

On August 10, 1884, an estimated 4.9 – 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Coney Island [Ephemeral NY]

Ray’s Candy Store has other problems besides the unpaid rent.  Some of the equipment is not in compliance with building codes.  As Bob Arihood notes, “the problem is a claimed non-compliance with Article 13 of the NYC building code and this article’s governing reference standards.” [Neither More Nor Less]

Delivering a truckload of coal at Lombardi’s Pizza on Spring Street [NYC the Blog]

A look back at the tragedy of the steamship called General Slocum.  In 1904, thirteen hundred members of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church boarded the boat for a trip to Long Island.  A fire broke out and claimed the lives of nearly all the passengers [Tenement Museum Blog]

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