Nabe News: September 28

Posted on: September 28th, 2009 at 3:10 pm by

Until 1957, 72 Avenue B, at Fifth Street, was the location of a luxurious 1,750-seat Loew’s Theater.  The building was “designed by Thomas W. Lamb and first opened on January 8, 1913, with vaudeville as its main attraction and movies thrown in just as fillers.”  Boy, have the times changed [EV Grieve]

Japanese restaurant Yokocho and its not-so-secret-anymore Angel’s Share were felled by the DOH over the weekend.  “The inspection found the restaurant operating with inadequate facilities for washing and sanitizing utensils. Other factors that contributed to the closing include meat, seafood and dairy products kept at unsafe temperatures and ice contaminated by mold growth inside the restaurant’s ice machine.” [Eater]

Slogan of a Mott Street boutique: “Buy your pride.”  Materialism at its finest [Vanishing NY]

Take a trip to the “old” South Street Seaport which is rapidly vanishing behind outdoor shopping malls [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

Vanishing City, Part 3 at the Dixon Place Theater tonight.  This third installment will focus on “the historical and cultural price of changing the Bowery.”  The event starts at 7:00 pm, tickets $10 [Colonnade Row]

Fisticuffs in Tompkins Square Park last night [Neither More Nor Less]



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