Archive for February, 2010

Happy Purim!

Posted February 28, 2010 at 10:15 am

To all of our Jewish readers, HAPPY PURIM! [Photo via Serious Eats]

Weekend Edition: February 28

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo via Joanna Pan]

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Week in Review: February 27

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:49 am

Not even a week after being shrouded in netting, demolition of 185 Bowery is nearly complete [The Last Gasp of 185 Bowery] Guss’ Pickles is moving to Borough Park from its Orchard Street location in just two weeks [Guss’ Pickles Moving in Two Weeks] Flowers Cafe at the corner of Essex and Grand Streets is […]

Weekend Edition: February 27

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

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Bowery Bazaar to Close for Good

Last modified February 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

If we build it, they will come.  Not so for The Bowery Bazaar, the retail space comprised of 36 new designers and artisans, which opened last fall.  It never really got off the ground despite the cool look of the space.    Yes, they had the designers but they couldn’t attract the customers.  For most […]

Nabe News: February 26

Last modified March 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Commodore 64, tipping technique, and subway death, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

A Look at the New Book Naked City

Posted February 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

The website Popmatters reviews sociologist Sharon Zukin’s new book, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places.  It is an examination which expounds on the lifetime work of activist Jane Jacobs.  Of how overdevelopment and gentrification are transforming, and often destroying, city neighborhoods.  Here are some excerpts from the article: Yonah Schimmel is […]

Snowfall in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Redux

Last modified February 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

As of 8:50 am this morning, the snowfall total in the untouched sunken court of Sara D. Roosevelt Park was approximately eight inches deep.

The Last Gasp of 185 Bowery

Last modified February 26, 2010 at 11:02 am

In the short week since the netting went up, the century-old 185 Bowery has virtually disappeared from the block.  This is its last gasp before finally succumbing to the inevitable. Another hotel.  While walking past the once-proud townhouse yesterday afternoon, we caught a glimpse of the ground floor interior.  Or what remains of it.

Coming Soon: Otarian at 154 Bleecker

Posted February 26, 2010 at 6:17 am

154 Bleecker had been enclosed in a sidewalk shed since mid-November of last year, wrapped in a colorful “coming soon” advertisement.  At the time, there really wasn’t a clear indication of the new tenant.  No longer.  Now the plywood is gone, the identity of the operation finally public – a new fast food vegetarian eatery […]