Nabe News: February 17

Posted on: February 17th, 2010 at 1:33 pm by

Duane Reade acquired, Cooper Cadillac, and Tweeting chefs, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

A bill is making its way through the State Senate which would freeze rents for low-income households in rent-subsidized units.  Eligible renters include those who earn up to $45,000 per year [NY Post via Curbed]

The Cooper Union facility stars in a new Cadillac CTS commercial [EV Grieve]

After being open for a week, the reviews seem to be mixed for LES newcomer Meatball Shop, located at 84 Stanton [Eater]

The Times touches on the subject of NYC chefs taking to Twitter with their gripes.  Ryan Skeen, former execute chef at Allen & Delancey, is singled out [NY Times]

Ray paid the February rent on his store.  Bob Arihood has details [Neither More Nor Less]

The Duane Reade experience might be getting better.  Walgreens just purchased the chain of city pharmacies for $618 million.  This acquisition gives Walgreens an additional 257 stores [Bloomberg]

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