Nabe News: February 8

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

Drug bust in Little Italy, Stuy Town residents want a bank to stay, and Rivington of the 80s, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

A large marijuana drug ring was busted in the neighborhood.  153 Mulberry Street (near Grand) was recently raided, with investigators seizing nearly $1.1 million in cash money.  Both tenants – Daniel McGehean (32) and Canadian Richard Doyon (37) – were arrested [Gothamist]

Stuy Town residents are rallying together to help save the HSBC bank on Fourteenth Street and First Avenue.  This branch is slated to move into the Max Brenner space.  “For many, this will become a hardship, especially those with physical disabilities.” [EV Grieve]

Rivington Street, circa 1986 [Blah Blog Blah]

See what Patti Smith had to say about Scribner’s Bookstore, her onetime “dream job.” [Vanishing NY]

The Clinton Street of the early twentieth century was known for its hat makers, and was deemed “Millinery Row.”  Nearly sixteen shops were headquartered between Houston and Grand Streets [Ephemeral NY]

Ray’s Candy Store is doing anything and everything to survive.  Next up is Saturday night delivery service.  And the benefit show was a success, raising $1,300 for the cause [Neither More Nor Less]

The Nolitan Hotel is now planning to open in May, even though the community is outraged at its height, which is against zoning restrictions [Curbed]

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