Nabe News: January 26

Posted on: January 26th, 2010 at 1:32 pm by

Red-tailed hawks, the up-and-coming “New Bohemia,” and smoker ban enforcement, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

In the sixties, the real estate community crowned the East Village “New Bohemia” as a cheaper alternative to Greenwich Village.  Ephemeral NY digs up an old listing about where to live in this “up-and-coming” neighborhood [Ephemeral NY]

Thanks to all the recent press about people smoking in bars, regardless of the law, the city is beginning to re-tooling its enforcement efforts [Eater]

Looking at current availability inside the oft-hated Christodora House.  The “entry level,” 400 Square-foot studio on the sixth floor is currently listed at $535,000 [EV Grieve]

Another recap of the Slacktivist party fundraiser this past Saturday night [Neither More Nor Less]

A look back at the pile of rubble that was once 51 Little West 12th.  It was built by the Astors in 1855, became a 24-hour topless joint, and in the disco era, became home to RSVP Club.  The Standard Hotel figured it was unsightly, and most likely had pull with the city for its demolition [Vanishing NY]

The in-progress Beekman Tower was issued a stop work order after falling debris was reported during yesterday’s windstorm [Curbed]

Residents are spotting red-tailed hawks on East Houston near Avenue D.  According to the Daily News, hawks first arrived in the neighborhood in the spring of 2008. Their home base is an air conditioning unit at Public Schools 9-4/188 [Daily News]

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