Nabe News: February 1

Posted on: February 1st, 2010 at 1:31 pm by

Katz’s corned beef, an unsolved Bowery murder, and city voyeurism, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Next time you eat a corned beef sandwich from Katz’s, just know that you’re consuming a whopping 4,490 milligrams of sodium.  To put that into perspective, the FDA recommends 2,400 milligrams daily [NY Times via Gothamist]

A deli/grocery opens in half of what was Dunkin Donuts on Second Avenue [EV Grieve]

With glass buildings sprouting everywhere these days, voyeurism is welcomed [Flaming Pablum]

The mystery surrounding the murder of a 60-year-old prostitute on the Bowery in 1891 remains unsolved.  At the time, many believed it to be the work of Jack the Ripper [Ephemeral NY]

The progression of homelessness in the Meatpacking District [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

Aphrodisia Herb Shoppe on Bleecker is calling it quits after 35 years in business.  The rent was reportedly doubled from $9,000 to $18,000 per month [Vanishing NY]

Fisticuffs reported outside Ray’s on Saturday night. No one was hurt [Neither More Nor Less]

The city recommends looking outside of “core” Manhattan for affordable housing. Nice gesture [NYC the Blog]

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