Nabe News: August 3

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 pm by

Drug store war, Park Place mosque, and Cheez Doodles, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted against protecting 45-47 Park Place, the proposed home of a new mosque. Board member were in favor of the decision 9 to 0.  This was one of the final hurdles to accomplishing the goal [Cityroom]

An early roundup of eater experiences at the recently opened Xiao Ye on Orchard Street [Eater]

The NYPD is after a man suspect of sexually assaulting an 8 year-old on Forsyth Street in Chinatown last week [NY1]

Duane Reade and its owner Walgreens are duking it out in Union Square [EV Grieve]

A funny Jewish-themed subway map [Heeb via Gothamist]

Some old-school photos of the Lower East Side in the 1980s, including one shot of the former Essex Ale House/12″ Bar/Filthy McNasty’s [Vanishing NY; Previously]

Crystal clear images of subway tunnels in 1904 before regular service began [Bowery Boys]

The inventor of the Cheez Doodle, Morrie Yohai, died last week at the age of 90 [Fork in the Road]



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