Nabe News: November 29

Posted on: November 29th, 2010 at 1:48 pm by

Animal NY caught up with Kenny Scharf, and learned that the artist is not worried about vandals tagging his mural. “No, I’m not Shepard Fairey. Not to knock him or anything, but I’m not putting up wallpaper made safely in a studio.” [Animal NY; Previously]

What the new Madison Square Garden will look like.  Expect twin 200-foot-long catwalks above the ice/court! [Curbed]

A new Converse specialty sneaker store opens at 560 Broadway in SoHo. We’re still waiting for the LES-branded Chucks [Racked]

The fascinating history of Rat Island, a 2.5-acre parcel just off the Bronx.  It was often a stepping stone for escaped prisoners from nearby Hart Island, and later became home to a sanitarium. The land hit the open market last year for $300,000 [Ephemeral NY]

An interview with Paul Jurczyk, the new captain over at Polonia on First Avenue, who is completely changing the joint to something more “sophisticated.” “My staff and myself are hoping that the old customers which really enjoy to nag and complain will find somewhere more suitable to their liking.” [EV Grieve]

Capital NY has an extensive article on the brief life of Superdive, and its effect on the East Village neighborhood. A must-read [Capital NY]

Fine Jewish dining on the Lower East Side at Moskowitz & Lupowitz. The restaurant once lived at Second Avenue and Second Street [Vanishing NY]

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