Nabe News: March 29

Posted on: March 29th, 2010 at 1:42 pm by

Subway stabbing, Manhattan geography, and the Second Avenue Subway, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

The tenement building that inspired the novel, East Fifth Bliss, which is currently being developed into a feature starring Michael C. Hall.  Filming will reportedly start in the East Village sometime next month [EV Grieve]

A look at progress on the Second Avenue subway line.  Expect a completion sometime next century [Second Avenue Sagas via Curbed]

Eater interviews Matt Levine of The Eldridge [Eater]

The past, present, and future of 171 Avenue A [Blah Blog Blah]

Two straphangers were stabbed to death on the 2 train after throwing trash bags onto the 14th Street platform.  The garbage hit an unidentified man, who responded with a knife [Gothamist]

The highest point in Manhattan is in Washington Heights.  It sits a meager 265 feet above sea level [Ephemeral NY]



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