Nabe News: September 24

Posted on: September 24th, 2009 at 1:59 pm by

Ryan Adams’ window art at the Morrison Hotel Gallery mocks Bowery gentrification.  Quotable signs include “the Bowery is for bums, not art” and “Punks dead, let’s party.” [EV Grieve]

Three years ago this month, Stuy Town was put on the block and sold to Tishman Speyer.  “Now, the prospect of default looms for Tishman Speyer, and a rent-regulation case being decided by the state’s top court could leave the complex with a value of just a fraction of its sale price.” [Lux Living]

Cryptic graffiti scribbles on a building facade located on Thirteenth Street between Avenues A and B.  What is it? [Neither More Nor Less]

Chelsea Antique & Collectible Flea Market at Seventeenth Street is finished.  Jeremiah confirmed that the small parking lot market will not be returning “any time soon.”  The land is owned by nearby Catholic institution New York Foundling Hospital.  New development in the works, perhaps? [Vanishing NY]

Part II of the Ghostbusters scouting report [Scouting NY]

Many feel that small businesses are the key to neighborhood survival.  The problem of these vanishing businesses is summed up perfectly by Susan Stetzer, district manager of Community Board 3: “Many streets seem vacant during the day and open only at 5 p.m., serving only one demographic, young people with disposable income.” [The Villager]

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