Nabe News: February 22

Posted on: February 22nd, 2011 at 1:24 pm by

Freeman Alley was the designated area for Bowery Mission breadlines in the early 1900s.  And the narrow strip of pavement wasn’t always a dead-end [Ephemeral NY]

As of the most recent census, Little Italy is occupied by even fewer Italian Americans.  About 5%, actually.  Chinatown continues its northward progress [NY Times]

New signage is in place at the east side branch of UCB on Avenue A.  And it’s a nod to an old sketch – “The Hot Chicks Room” [EV Grieve]

Rumors abound that NYU has acquired the fire-scorched real estate on 14th Street near Avenue A. Dorms, dorms, dorms [Lux Living]

A great East Village sidewalk perch to grab an unfettered view of the Empire State Building [GammaBlog]

Please do not masturbate on the subway! [NYC the Blog]

Coming soon to construction sites – QR codes.  The mayor announced that all DOB permits will contain the barcode for easy access to worksite information [Real Deal]



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