Nabe News: January 6

Posted on: January 6th, 2010 at 1:30 pm by

Rubber Stamps, private high schools, and Tiger Woods at the W, all in today’s neighborhood news!

The old Loew’s Canal Theater near the corner of Ludlow might have another life as a performance arts space.  The non-profit CREATE is currently in talks with the owner of the 83-year-old building, and both are committed to rebuilding the theater. The catch is there might be 12 or 13 stories of condos up top! [Downtown Express]

A new private high school is in the works for 38-50 Cooper Square, currently leased by NYU for classroom space.  The new $25 million Grace Church School will open in September 2010 [Cityroom]

Just a slim $17,000 per month buys you the glass box which sits atop 19 St. Mark’s Place, once a German musical club.  It’s a deal, considering the 2008 asking price was $25,000.  Any takers? [EV Grieve]

Xunta, the fifteen-year East Village tapas veteran which shuttered last year, is reopening on Grand Street in Williamsburg [Eater]

Inside Casey’s Rubber Stamps on Eleventh Street between First and Second Avenues.  The store offers a wide range of stamps, and will even customize [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

Should old storefronts be preserved when the former business is long gone (e.g. Varvatos & CBGB, Birdbath & Vesuvio)?  Perhaps the city is swiftly becoming a museum unto itself.  Or, as Jeremiah posits, “New York is becoming its own, self-referential museum, a simulacrum complete with wall text to explain where we are–what was here, what remains, what’s been altered and revised. We recognize it, while at the same time, it is unfamiliar.” [Vanishing NY]

A then/now analysis of Norfolk Street, looking north from Delancey [Dino’s NYC via Blah Blog Blah]

Tiger Woods at the W in Union Square? [Daily Intel]

The new High Line, as seen in black and white [Neither More Nor Less]

BNE = Big Nut Eater? The backlash against the sticker vandal seems to be growing [NYC the Blog; Previously]



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