Nabe News: October 5

Posted on: October 5th, 2009 at 1:18 pm by

The Cooper Square Hotel might be in some trouble.  Word on the street is that the Glass Dildo on the Bowery has quietly been put on the open market.  The unconfirmed rumor blames the lacking tourist business in a worsening luxury hotel economy.  Also that “that Andre Balazs’s The Standard Hotel has gobbled up all the glitz and glamor that the Cooper Square had hoped to attract.” [Colonnade Row]

Both New York senators, Schumer and Gillibrand, endorse Democrat Bill Thompson for Mayor [Cityroom]

Scouting NY has another great dissection of a classic New York flick.  This time, it’s Taxi Driver.  Yeah, we’re talking to you [Scouting NY]

Some history on Petrosino Square, the under-renovation park bounded by Lafayette, Cleveland Place, and Kenmare Street [Tenement Museum Blog]

Spay/neutering out, NBA video game in at Avenue A and 12th Street [EV Grieve]

A new iPhone App for logging complaints to 311 [MSNBC via Flaming Pablum]

An urban pony ride [Gammablog]

Stuy Town resident attacked at 8 Stuyvesant Oval, and was saved by neighbors who “heard the commotion and took action…calling the police and screaming through the windows.” Good Samaritanism! [Lux Living]

Recent Stories

Con Artist entrance, May 2011
The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

citizenm-water
CitizenM and the Curious Case of Water Waste on the Bowery

With Earth Day having just passed this week, the time seemed ripe to call attention to water waste down at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery. Ever since the towering permiter of plywood was erected at the corner of Delancey, the developers have been piping in water from the nearby fire hydrant for earth-moving efforts. […]

tenement-museum-2015
The Tenement Museum is Crowdfunding to Help Preserve 97 Orchard Street

Apparently the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is in desperate need of care. The institution is deteriorating from the inside out, and requires a boatload of cash to keep the facility in workable shape. So, the museum is currently in crowdfund mode, soliciting funding to help preserve its prized mid-block building at 97 Orchard Street. […]

Photo: Hester Street Fair
Hester Street Fair Kicks Off 6th Season Tomorrow

Now in its sixth iteration, the Hester Street Fair is welcoming the neighborhood back, with the promise of “New food! New vendors! New look! Same awesome vibe…” Once again, the corner of Hester and Essex Streets will corral local biz into a fancy farmer’s market, but it’s not setting up shop for the whole weekend. This […]

Photo: GVSHP
Report: CB3 Member Who Accused Gigi Li of ‘Racial Insensitivity’ is Booted

It appears Community Board 3 doesn’t want members to vocalize concerns about its controversial policies and actions. Ayo Harrington, whose whistleblowing crusade against Chair Gigi Li last year netted headlines, is no longer part of the advisory board. Appointments to Community Board 3 were announced earlier this week by Borough President Gale Brewer and her […]