Nabe News: March 21

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 at 1:30 pm by

The Manhattan street grid as we know it was introduced 200 years ago tomorrow!  “Without envisioning mass transit, motor vehicles, tenements or skyscrapers (the vertical grid), they [city commissioners] mapped more crosstown streets than avenues because they figured most traffic would go between the rivers.” [NY Times via Animal NY]

Apple is no longer eying Grand Central Station [Observer]

Downtown New York’s infamous pirate – Captain Kidd.  He moved from Scotland as a child in 1650, and would eventually live at 119 Pearl Street [Ephemeral NY]

Even the neighborhood bodegas are trading up.  We’ve already seen it before with Stop 1 Deli, but the trend is spreading [EV Grieve; Previously]

Jeremiah on a return mission of smut in Playland Gifts souvenir shop in Times Square [Vanishing NY]

Con Edison rates are set to increase next month [Gothamist]

Why rent regulation is so important for the well-being of the neighborhood [Save the Lower East Side]

Is Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital the Arkham Asylum equivalent? [Scouting NY]

Slum Goddess on WFMU last month [Slum Goddess]

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