Nabe News: June 18

Posted on: June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm by

Of old movie theaters, defunct subway lines, and yuppie hatred, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

On June 7, Federal-style houses 135 and 206 Bowery were both rushed to the forefront of the Landmarks Preservation Commission calendar.  Now the Observer is reporting that the owner of 135 Bowery is quite upset, since he already had approval from the DOB to add four stories to the current structure [Observer; Previously]

The MTA abandoned its proposal of charging students full price for Metrocards [Cityroom]

“Die Yuppie Scum” sentiment hits Dumbo [Dumbo NYC via Curbed]

Inside 193 Avenue B, onetime movie theater which closed in 1975.  It opened as the Bijou in 1926, but currently remains vacant.  Though there are plans to eventually re-develop the space [EV Grieve]

A bi-monthly bazaar is coming to the garden of the Cooper Square Hotel [Grub St]

Folsom Street East festival is on Sunday [Vanishing NY]

In the late nineteenth century, the corner of Broadway and Houston was a place of thieves.  Where criminals openly met to do business [Ephemeral NY]

Revisiting the defunct subway lines of the past [Second Avenue Sagas]



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