Nabe News: December 23

Posted on: December 23rd, 2010 at 1:34 pm by

The proposed Chinatown BID cleared a significant hurdle earlier this week, gaining the approval of Community Board 3.  Implementation will transpire once City Planning Commission and City Council give the go-ahead [The Villager]

Hudson River bridges that were planned but never received proper funding for construction.  Notably, the architect behind the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Queensboro spans envisioned a Hoboken suspension bridge in 1887 [Ephemeral NY]

Nolita newcomer Little Cupcake Bakeshop played host to a benefit party for the Endangered Species Coalition [NY Times; Previously]

A Vanishing NY reader rode the holiday Nostalgia Bus [Vanishing NY; Previously]

Eater stops by for a final beer at the Stoned Crow before it shutters after New Year’s. It survived in Greenwich Village for seventeen years, and is now closing thanks to rent hikes [Eater]

Need last-minute stocking stuffer?  How about Mars Bar tees? [EV Grieve]

Painkiller, the tiki bar at 49 Essex Street, just added hot cocktails to its menu [Fork in the Road]

East Village vegetarian spot, Counter, is decamping (possibly) to Brooklyn [Gothamist]

Tracing the birth of Lionel trains in downtown Manhattan during the early 1900s [Bowery Boys]

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