Nabe News: August 5

Posted on: August 5th, 2009 at 1:49 pm by

Tracing the constant wars between developers and politicians over Coney Island, the “Sodom by the Sea.”  It’s been a tumultuous fight for decades [Vanishing NY]

NY Press delves into the new face of Stuy Town. “According to many Stuy Town residents, what once was considered a middle-class oasis in the heart of the city has become a dorm overrun by noisy, binge-drinking, pot-smoking, disrespectful college students.”  There’s even a shoutout to Lux Living [NY Press; Lux Living]

An East Village resident is trying to solve the mystery of 442 East Thirteenth Street.  The building is generally locked up, and no activity is outwardly visible.  Is it haunted? [EV Grieve]

In a swift move to correct itself, the USPS now claims that only 14 post offices citywide will close.  Not 53, as was reported yesterday [New York Times]

A trip to the Manhattan Bridge open market [Hunter-Gatherer]

Looking back at Robert Moses’ plans for a ten-lane highway through lower Manhattan [Tenement Museum Blog]



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