Nabe News: January 7

Posted on: January 7th, 2010 at 1:55 pm by

Ray’s Candy Store endangered, strange days on Sniffen Court, and NYC bottled up, all in today’s neighborhood news!

Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A is in dire straits.  Ray Alvarez, the proprietor is tardy on two months rent, and the landlord is now threatening to shut him down unless payment is received tomorrow.  “The agent noted that the next time she comes to the store she will have a chain and padlocks to close the store.” [Neither More Nor Less]

Trump SoHo will reportedly open on February 1, but the condo-tel is not taking any reservations.  Conspiracy afoot? [EV Grieve]

Shiki Kitchen, the sushi place on 1st Avenue between 8th and 9th, is donesky.  Jeremiah reports that the sushi restaurant shuttered last week.  So long paper creatures [Vanishing NY]

Check out Sniffen Court, the private alley where The Doors shot the cover photo for the Strange Days record in 1967 [Ephemeral NY]

What New York City scent would you like bottled up as a perfume?  Our choice is the gagworthy stench on Broome Street, between Allen and Eldridge [NYC the Blog; Previously]

Many thanks to Scoopy for the shoutout in his column for this week’s edition of The Villager [The Villager; Previously]

Share

Tags

Recent Stories

Displaced Chinatown Business Returns Months After Devastating Fire

Four months after a deadly fire knocked out 78 Mulberry Street, one of its businesses returned to the scene. Ewa Trading Company reopened in its former Chinatown home earlier this week. The store had spent some of the interim displacement period selling from a shuttered Vietnamese restaurant a few paces north. The two-alarm fire broke […]

EDC Sues Essex Restaurant for Back Rent over Former Essex Market Lease

Three years removed from its relocation across Rivington Street, the city filed suit against the Essex restaurant for alleged unpaid rent. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sued Essex for nearly $60,000 in unpaid back rent on the former Essex Market building it previously occupied, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. The city entity claims that […]

Exile on Orchard Street: Tenement Museum Recreates Exhibits During Renovations

The Tenement Museum is amidst a preservation project at 97 Orchard Street, but will continue its programming with replicas not too far away. The 1863-era tenement this past Sunday embarked on “vital” restoration work to preserve its walls, floors, roof, as well as the installation of a new HVAC system that will provide improved climate […]

Former Home of Stanton Social on the LES Hits Market for $5.9M

Stanton Social has been in the grave for nearly four years. Now, its former home is back on the market. The two-story building – located at 99 Stanton Street in Hell Square – carries an asking price of $5.9 million. B6 Real Estate Advisors is listed as the exclusive brokerage for the property, which has […]

DOT to Pave Pock-Marked Pell Street; Sheds Removed

Pell Street is finally on deck for a resurfacing, forcing numerous Chinatown businesses to dismantle their street shed annexes. Those who operate outdoor dining sheds along Pell Street received notice this week from the Department of Transportation to dismantle structure ahead of scheduled street repaving. This small neighborhood street – which once terminated at Division – […]