Nabe News: July 6

Posted on: July 6th, 2010 at 1:44 pm by

Greenthumb threatened, Bill & Ted, and wooden escalators, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Protection afforded to community gardens under the Greenthumb program are now threatened.  The 2002 agreement between the city and the New York State attorney general’s office stopped the Giuliani administration from selling off the garden land to developers.  Said agreement is set to expire in September, and many are worried about the updated verbiage [Cityroom]

Thrillist brings word that the hotly anticipated Xiao Ye is opening at 198 Orchard Street next week [Thrillist]

East Seventh Street thrift/vintage shop Beauty Crisis is indeed in crisis.  The store is closing in two weeks, and is having a massive fire sale [EV Grieve]

Will blackouts reach Manhattan today?  A section of the Bronx was hit today [Gothamist]

Carmine’s Italian Seafood Restaurant called it quits last Wednesday after 107 years in business.  As usual, the cause was reportedly increased rents [amNY]

The last wooden escalators at Macy’s [Vanishing NY]

The East River Park Promenade is now open all the way south to Grand Street [Lo-Down; Previously]

And apparently, today is the precise day that Rufus traveled back in time to meet Bill & Ted in the first movie.  Most excellent [@thezombiecow]

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