Nabe News: September 30

Posted on: September 30th, 2009 at 2:33 pm by

Grieve continues his look back at old neighborhood movie theaters, specifically the Avenue A Theatre.  It opened in 1926 and was operated by RKO; Loew’s later took over until its closure in 1959 [EV Grieve]

Sister Carrie, a novel written by Theodore Dreiser at the turn of the century, further affirms the Bowery as skid row.  A suicide in a Bowery flop house [Ephemeral NY]

After being closed for a couple days, courtesy of the DOH, Village Yokocho/Angel’s Share will re-open tonight [Fork in the Road]

Les Desirs Patisserie, a bakery in Chelsea since 1962, is closing forever.  Owner/baker Jean Pauget received notice from landlord Penn South that his lease won’t be renewed, and must vacate by the end of October. “Les Desirs will be replaced by the Sullivan Street Bakery, a company that supplies artisanal “peasant” bread to places like Jean Georges, The Four Seasons, and Gramercy Tavern.” [Vanishing NY]

Despite the ongoing recession and city unemployment of 10.3%, recent graduates still rank New York City as a top destination.  The city ranks third overall, behind first place-tie Washington, D.C. and Seattle [Wall Street Journal via Real Deal]

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