Nabe News: January 27

Posted on: January 27th, 2010 at 1:37 pm by

Bingo Gazingo, ninjas, and Ray’s birthday party, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

A new restaurant is opening in the failed Table 8 space at the Cooper Square Hotel.  It’s called Faustina, and will reportedly open to the public on February 5 [Eater]

Bob Arihood and Eden both have the goods on Ray’s 77th birthday bash this past Monday.  Apparently, his birthday wish is to stay open at least another three years – until he’s 80 [Neither More Nor Less; Slum Goddess]

Remembering the “underground performance sensation” Bingo Gazingo.  He was a Monday night regular at the Bowery Poetry Club, and was fatally struck by a taxi just before the new year. RIP [EV Grieve]

As we speak, Apple is releasing its new tablet, dubbed the iPad [Gizmodo]

Ninjas hanging out in the Meatpacking District [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

Mark Helprin of the Wall Street Journal has a stellar piece about the excess of the recent past, and the proverbial crossroads we’re approaching [Wall Street Journal via Vanishing NY]

…and speaking of the Journal, the newspaper will boast a local New York section.  Interesting to note that the new bureau will be lead by John Seeley, former managing editor at the now-defunct New York Sun [Observer]

Happy 54th birthday to Legs McNeil, founder of Punk Magazine and former senior editor at Spin [This Ain’t the Summer of Love]

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