Nabe News: March 31

Posted on: March 31st, 2010 at 1:21 pm by

Rat infestation, Empire State jumper, and spiked egg creams, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Last night, a 21-year-old Berkely College student leaped to his death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building.  According to Gothamist, the jump occurred during rush hour, at around 6:15 p.m. [Gothamist]

With warmer weather on the doorstep, EV Grieve has fifteen questions for spring [EV Grieve]

The Chelsea Hotel in July of 1995 [Flaming Pablum]

The “kissing post” of Ellis Island [Ephemeral NY]

Julius’ Bar now serving spiked egg creams [Vanishing NY]

City folk may soon contend with a rat infestation of biblical proportions.  Well, maybe not that bad.  In an effort to save cash, the DOH is reportedly eliminating many full-time pest control aides.  The measure will save about $1.5 million [myFoxNY]



Recent Stories

‘Caribea’ Grill Readies Space Left Vacant by Domino’s on Allen Street

Ever since Domino’s ditched its decades-old Allen Street location three years ago, the commercial space has been a vacancy consistently peddled on the market. Now, a new concept is a-knockin. Caribea is as it sounds – a fast casual pan-Caribbean grill. The restaurant at 203 Allen will seat fourteen tables and a stand-up bar, for […]

The Projects Jockeying for the $20M Chinatown Revitalization Funds

Several months ago, Governor Hochul announced a $20 million grant in the form of the Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI).  Some forty sites around Chinatown were identified during the DRI process, which is led by a Local Planning Committee of community representatives and supported by State agency staff and a consultant team. That list was ultimately […]

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 […]