Nabe News: September 7
Rooftop skateboarding, the scent of gentrification, and Buddy Holly, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!
Skateboarding on the roof is ill-advised. Especially if angry tenants and management are filming you [EV Grieve]
What is the scent of gentrification and “urban renewal”? [Vanishing NY]
Profiling Madame Restell, an abortionist from the 1800s who lived on Fifth Avenue [Ephemeral NY]
Our blogging compatriot Slum Goddess was mugged by a bunch of teens in Alphabet City the other day. She is okay [Slum Goddess]
Buddy Holly would’ve turned 74 years-old today. Holly became briefly involved with the Greenwich Village music scene in 1958. He settled in an apartment at the corner of Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue. It was here that he recorded “Crying, Waiting, Hoping.”