Nabe News: September 8

Posted on: September 8th, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Eater talks with Sarah Krathen, managing partner of Sorella on Allen Street [Eater]

Bob Arihood, Slum Goddess, and EV Grieve both have extensive coverage of the Howl! Festival this past weekend [Neither More Nor Less, Slum Goddess, EV Grieve]

The Belgian Ale House will soon occupy the long-vacant corner of Second Avenue and Third Street. Wow, what a clever name!  Its liquor license is on the SLA agenda for September 14 [EV Grieve]

All that remains of the long-vanished Horowitz & Son Woolens at 139 Eldridge Street [Greenwich Village Daily Photo]

With a cell phone here and a cell phone there; here a cell phone, there a cell phone, everywhere there’s cell phones [Vanishing NY]

An old picture of the Brooklyn Bridge, circa 1890.  When first conceived in 1829, the East River Bridge Project had many naysayers who thought the structure would ruin New York [Ephemeral NY]



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