Nabe News: April 12

Posted on: April 12th, 2010 at 1:19 pm by

Blue Seats goes belly up, crime on the rise, and three-card monte, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

When Blue Seats first opened, we overheard a neighborhood resident telling the bartenders that a high-end sports bar on Ludlow would never make it.  Well, he was right.  Eater reports that the bar is closed for good.  Management is looking to reopen in midtown, which makes more sense [Eater]

Violent crime is up citywide this year.  “But it is not statistics, but rather the tenor and pace of 2010’s spasm of disorder that are suggestive of a bygone era.” [NY Times]

The Graceland deli at the corner of Avenue A and Second Street is reportedly closing sometime in the next ten days.  Cause is a 35% raise in rents [EV Grieve]

Remembering the three-card monte players who would pack Times Square [Ephemeral NY]

The old Schwartz funeral home on Second Avenue is being touted as an “extraordinary retail space for lease.” [Vanishing NY]

After a decade in business at 360 Broome Street, Klurk is calling it quits [NYC the Blog]

Lower East Side is ranked number two in New York Magazine’s Most Livable Neighborhoods feature [NY Magazine]

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