Nabe News: November 19

Posted on: November 19th, 2010 at 3:18 pm by

The seemingly ubiquitous EV Lambo makes a cameo on national television [EV Grieve]

The new 12th Street Ale House signage looks suspiciously similar to that of McSorley’s Old Ale House [Vanishing NY]

Remembering the onset of Prohibition, when so many mourned the loss of the corner saloon.  A place that “was the eye, ear, mouth of the old man.” [Ephemeral NY]

Is the New York accent a badge of honor or something to be ashamed of? [Runnin’ Scared]

Take heed – camera enforcement along the SBS M15 route starts on Monday [Second Avenue Sagas]

2 Allen Street continues its ascent to a seven-story height.  The residential “superstructure” is being developed by the team behind 55 Hester condo [Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center via Lo-Down; Previously]

City foregoes landmarking, and approves the destruction of two historic East Village houses – 326 and 328 East Fourth Street [GVSHP]

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Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished

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