Nabe News: August 18

Posted on: August 18th, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

Darius, Merlin, and Tonic, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Remembering East Village sidewalk dweller Merlin, who passed away on August 16, 1996.  A memorial popped up outside his spot on Avenue A and Sixth Street [EV Grieve and Vanishing NY]

Mysterious sounds emanate from the Spingler Building on Union Square West in the early mornings [Flaming Pablum]

The owner of Kampuchea is transforming the now defunct brand into a sandwich shop called Bun & Co. It’s a concept eatery that will feature hot-dog buns baked by Parisi and stuffed with all sorts of ingredients [Grub St]

Dans Le Noir and its hokie blindfold eating was approved for the old Tonic space.  Also, Seattle transplants Pike Street Fish Fry and Via Tribunali were denied liquor licenses [Lo-Down; Previously]

Bidding farewell to the artwork of Darius on Great Jones Street in favor of more “faceless, stale streetfronts.” [The Gog Log]

Best Buy just purchased the naming rights to the Nokia Theater in Times Square [NY Press]

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