Nabe News: March 11

Posted on: March 11th, 2010 at 1:50 pm by

Huynh in the LES, last day of Les Desirs, and Astor Place flashbacks, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

A block away from Mikey’s Burger, Michael Huynh is opening a “high volume bakery” in the recently shuttered Kebab House II at the corner of Orchard and Rivington.  The concept is reportedly American baked goods, sold between the hours of 7 am and 4 am [Fork in the Road; Previously]

325 Bowery is scrubbed and painted in anticipation of the new bi-level bar/eatery that will reportedly occupy the space [EV Grieve]

Before that greenish blue shampoo bottle landed in Astor Place.  Note the luncheonette and lightning bolts [Flaming Pablum]

The last day of Les Desirs Patisserie chronicled [Vanishing NY]

Own a piece of residential history by purchasing 12 East 11th Street.  For just under $10 million, you can boast a building once occupied by James Gallatin, son of the man who helped broker the Treaty of Ghent (ended War of 1812) [Observer]

Paint and footprints on Ninth Street [Neither More Nor Less]



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