Nabe News: January 3

Posted on: January 3rd, 2011 at 1:31 pm by

Food truck Souvlaki GR, which debuted last summer, is opening a brick-and-mortar outpost at 116 Stanton Street. The menu will pretty much be the same for the restaurant [Eater; Previously]

There is a 150-foot ventilation shaft on Park Avenue, covered by a measly sidewalk grate [Scouting NY]

There are other rule changes in store for cabbies other than just “professional” dress code requirements.  Apparently, drivers will no longer need to inform passengers of possible tolls at the start of the trip. Plus, they will be required to check their trunks for “forgotten property” after any airport trips [Cityroom]

A pair of cool well-preserved ghost signs [Ephemeral NY]

A red-tailed hawk has taken up residence inside the airshaft of an East Third Street residence.  Pigeons are no longer a problem there [EV Grieve]

Stoned Crow is officially dead in the water [Grub St]

Noting some of the more important New York anniversaries in 2011 [Bowery Boys]

Landlord shenanigans on Henry Street at an old Baruch Singer property. Same old story – landlord trying to evict rent-stabilized tenants to drive up rents [Daily News]

The late punk provocateur Malcolm McLaren, who is both loved and loathed, participated in an extensive interview with Artinfo before his untimely death [Artinfo via NY Press]

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