Nabe News: April 14

Posted on: April 14th, 2010 at 1:32 pm by

Scorpions, rats, and elephants, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Painkiller, the forthcoming Tiki Bar on Essex Street, will offer scorpion bowl cocktails named for street gangs of 70s New York.  “Some of NYC’s classic old-school graffiti artists” will also be employed to decorate the interior [Eater]

The Elephant on East First Street is closed due to a court order, allegedly stemming from underage drinking. This isn’t the first run-in with the authorities for the Thai eatery [EV Grieve]

Several new Kosher style delis are trying to reform the traditional Jewish Deli. “When I see tourists going into Katz’s, I feel a kind of rage,” he continued. “This is the food of my people, and places like that [Katz’s] are turning it into a joke.” [NY Times]

At the turn of the century, a trolley car ran along Avenue A [Blah Blog Blah]

The infamous Stuy Town wake-up service, free of charge! [Lux Living]

The rat poison in Tompkins Square Park was improperly placed, and can be dangerous to children [Neither More Nor Less]

The history behind 345 Grand Street, at the corner of Ludlow. A dance hall once occupied the second floor; and possibly a brothel [Tenement Museum Blog]

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