Nabe News: December 10
The Collect comeback, crackdown in Chinatown, Moe Tucker on NYC, and more, all in today’s neighborhood news!
The notorious Collect Pond is making a comeback. Tons of plant-life and a new metal walkway bisecting the pond are in the works. Groundbreaking slated for July 2010. Here’s a succinct description of the ol’ Collect: “During the first decade of the 19th century, the polluted, plague-inducing Collect Pond was filled in and the area has since been home to public executions, a house of detention, and a section of the notorious Five Points slum.” [Tribeca Citizen via Curbed]
The crackdown on Canal Street counterfeiting continues [NYC the Blog]
Real estate agents using the vibe of the East Village to sell property in Greenwich Village. The times they are a-changin, indeed [EV Grieve]
Dapper Dan loses its classic signage to the new Chelsea Bagel [Vanishing NY]
The 2009 roundup of lost landmarks [Lost City]
Moe Tucker [of Velvet Underground] on affording New York City: “So any young artists or photographers, writers, whatever — you can’t live in New York. And I think that takes a lot away from New York — really takes a lot away.” [Runnin’ Scared]