Nabe News: May 26

Posted on: May 26th, 2010 at 1:31 pm by

New rent proposal, Fleet Week, and Bowery development, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Earlier today Governor Paterson unveiled a new proposal to change the rent laws.  The plan includes a provision to make it more difficult for landlords to destabilize rent regulated apartments.   Specifically, raising the market-rate threshold to $3,000 [Cityroom]

As of today, Ludlow Street eatery Paladar is under new ownership.  Aaron Sanchez of Food Network fame sold his stake [Eater]

Fleet Week 2010 is upon us [Gothamist]

The corner of Bowery and Great Jones is primed for some development.  A real estate listing recently surfaced for the property, which currently houses a threatened auto repair shop [EV Grieve]

The Battery Tunnel is 60! [Second Avenue Sagas]

Recent Stories

Chinatown Art Brigade Protests Racially Insensitive ‘Poverty Porn’ at James Cohan Gallery

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Scenes from Yesterday’s Lower East Side Pickle Day [PHOTOS]

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‘Tang Hotpot’ Unveiled on the Bowery, Opening Soon

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Surveillance Footage Shows Perp Fleeing on Moped After Rivington Street Shooting [VIDEO]

Surveillance video just surfaced of the perp who allegedly shot a 26-year-old woman near the Hotel on Rivington early yesterday morning. The victim reportedly exited a cab shortly after 5am when a bullet grazed her upper left shoulder. According to police, four shots were fired, and as many 9mm casings were recovered. By yesterday afternoon, crime scene tape […]