Nabe News: November 20

Posted on: November 20th, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

Coney Island Whitefish, East Village Viking pub crawls, and abysmal employment figures, all in today’s neighborhood news!

At 10.3 percent, city unemployment is at a sixteen-year high.  Meanwhile, New York State unemployment is at its highest level since 1983, at an even 9 percent. So much for that holiday cheer [Gothamist]

The Urge Lounge at Second Avenue and Second Street has some pithy commentary on current events [Eater]

East Village in the rain [Neither More Nor Less]

Last week, the Bowery Mission celebrated its 100th year at the 227 Bowery chapel.  Guests at the event included Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Robert Hess, commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services [The Villager]

New discoveries in the basement of 97 Orchard Street [Tenement Museum Blog]

Coney Island Whitefish spotted in 19 Stuyvesant Oval.  Apparently a resident walking by stepped on it and lost her footing! [Lux Living]

Photo evidence of the Viking pub crawl [EV Grieve]

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