Nabe News: March 1

Posted on: March 1st, 2010 at 1:40 pm by

Feces and weed atop Stuy Town, Sammy’s Bowery Follies, and Grimaldi’s expansion, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Welcome, March!

Second Avenue haunt Cafe Brama is closed [EV Grieve]

The old Marion’s Continental space on the Bowery will open anew this Friday as Hecho en Dumbo [Grub St]

Grimaldi’s is reportedly expanding into the old Limelight club space on West 20th Street sometime in April.  The 1,200 square-foot pizzeria will be 24-hours, serving beer and wine as well [Eater]

All week over at Cityroom, 1970s subway artist Lee Quiñones is answering questions [Cityroom]

Jeremiah uncovered the March 1997 issue of New York Magazine which discusses the changing winds in the meatpacking district [Vanishing NY]

Sammy’s Bowery Folliesopened in 1934 – “was a bar an alcoholic haven for the derelicts whose presence has made the Bowery a universal symbol of poverty and futility.” [Ephemeral NY]

Why Chase Bank sucks, aside from having co-opted nearly every corner in this city [Lost City]

Man caught defecating on Stuy Town roof, but arrested for stashing 27 bags of weed up there [Lux Living]

Recent Stories

Photo: Mike Hong
‘Chinatown Art Brigade’ Takes a Stand with Anti-Gentrification Projections [INTERVIEW]

“Gentrification is Modern Colonialism,” read the illuminated stencil above the corner of Chrystie and Grand Streets. That was but one message that traveled through the neighborhood last Saturday night. These rather straightforward projections come courtesy of the Chinatown Art Brigade, which roams the namesake area armed with a light projector and a mantra of anti-gentrification. We […]

miss-paradis-1
‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street. That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing […]

Photo: NYPL
Stories of Chinese American Women on Display with ‘HERSTORY’ Exhibit at Chatham Square Library

The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is showcasing a new “HERSTORY” exhibit during the month of October. This exhibit spans 165 years of the struggles and successes of Chinese-American women; on display include rare photographs and documents from legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the US. The exhibit is a […]

reed-space-closing
Reed Space will Close Today After 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Fifteen years. Gone just like that. And so is Reed Space. The Lower East Side tastemaker is ending its operations on Orchard Street after business today. The store has been having a fire sale for weeks. A “reset” of sorts is promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, the location, and any future […]

Photo: Google Maps
De Blasio Wants to Remedy Rivington House Scandal with Senior Housing Development on Pike Street

Mayor de Blasio hopes that the key to escaping the Rivington House scandal is an olive branch of senior housing. Indeed, Hizzoner announced yesterday – while his deputy Tony Shorris was being grilled by City Council – a proposal to replace those services lost in the $116 million sale into condos earlier this year. The […]