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]

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