Nabe News: March 17

Posted on: March 17th, 2010 at 2:00 pm by

Hester Street Fair vendors announced, worst landlords, and Mosaic Man documentary, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

The Voice racks up ten of the worst landlords in New York City in this first installment. Did yours make the cut? [Village Voice]

A short documentary about Mosaic Man Jim Power is in the running for the PBS best short film. The winning entry will be aired Saturday night. Vote here [EV Grieve]

Some of the vendors that are participating in the Hester Street Fair – An Choi, Luke’s Lobster, Malbon Bros. BBQ, Sigmund Pretzel Shop, and Mile End. Roni-Sue’s Chocolates is now in the club [Grub St]

The Landmarks Preservation Commission just approved the facade of the new Great Jones Hotel [Curbed]

The government finally recognizes Ray as Ray [Neither More Nor Less]



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