Nabe News: August 1

Posted on: August 1st, 2008 at 9:32 am by

Public hearing for EV/LES rezoning to be held August 13, 9:00 AM, at Tishman Auditorium of Vanderbilt Hall, New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South. Funny how it’s scheduled during weekday work hours [SLES]

The Beijing Olympics is a source of contention for rival immigrant organizations within Chinatown. The quarreling factions are pro-Chinese and anti-Communist immigrants [NYSun]

An East Village synagogue built in 1910 will be razed for a 6-story residential tower. The new building will house a new congregation on the first two floors. According to the deal, the synagogue retains ownership of the land and its worship space, with the developer retaining ownership of the housing. Strange things are afoot [The Villager]

Read about the saga of the wandering “Crusties” in Tompkins Square Park [NMNL]



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