Nabe News: May 25

Posted on: May 25th, 2010 at 1:49 pm by

Upscale Bowery dining, leaving laptops, and broker fees, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

The old Bari Restaurant Equipment Depot at 245 Bowery will soon become another swank dining location.  Eater reports that Pulino’s/Minetta Tavern architect Richard H. Lewis is behind the project. Meanwhile, the Sunshine Hotel flophouse seems unaffected by it all. Uh oh [Eater]

Westville East is trying its hardest to secure a permit for sidewalk dining.  After being denied at last week’s CB3/SLA meeting, the new Avenue A restaurant is presenting its case again tonight at the full board meeting [EV Grieve]

What’s with people casually leaving their laptops unattended at cafes and such around town? [Vanishing NY]

A blimp beyond the smokestack [GammaBlog]

Some city landlords are starting to re-institute broker fees.  Meanwhile, Citi Habitats claims that the housing market is recovered, “The pendulum is swinging back to a landlord’s market.” [Wall Street Journal via Real Deal]

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