Nabe News: January 8

Posted on: January 8th, 2010 at 1:39 pm by

Stuy Town defaults, Crocs in SoHo, and a sweets scare, all in today’s neighborhood news!

The Times Travel section has a piece entitled “36 Hours in New York.”  They suggest spending time in the LES, including Little Giant and the gallery scene.  “the Lower East Side offers a growing number of storefront spots, where artists and gallerists with big ambitions work small for now.”  Indeed, a growing number of “storefront spots” because old business is being categorically pushed out [NY Times]

Tishman Speyer defaults on its $16 million mortgage payment for Stuy Town [Lux Living]

Checking out the history of the onetime St. Mark’s Cinema at the corner of Second Avenue [EV Grieve]

It’s been two years since Crocs first announced that it was moving into 143 Spring Street, at the corner of Wooster.  Now Curbed is reporting that work has begun anew on the SoHo store.  Didn’t the bubble already burst for Crocs? [Curbed]

Balade is a new Lebanese pitza spot that will open on Monday at 208 First Avenue. Their menu will feature pita wraps, salads, pitzas, and mezza [Fork in the Road]

There was a brief closure scare at Sugar Sweet Sunshine on Rivington. Rest assured, they will reopen tomorrow [Eater]

National Geographic jumps on the walking tours bandwagon with this tour of the Lower East Side [National Geographic]

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