Nabe News: January 12

Posted on: January 12th, 2011 at 1:29 pm by

In this game of Monopoly, Bowery 2.0 continues cashing in its houses for hotels.  Today brings news that the long-vacant Salvation Army shelter at 347 Bowery was purchased by the Louzon Group.  They plan to erect a 65-room boutique hotel, complete with the requisite upscale restaurant [Curbed]

US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein dismissed the case between Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press.  And in a strange turn of events, after an undisclosed settlement, Fairey will soon collaborate with the AP [Animal NY]

Harlem legend Bobby Robinson passed away last week. His store, Bobby’s Happy House, had a hand in launching the careers of Gladys Knight and the Pips and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five [Vanishing NY]

The peeps behind Rayuela and Macondo are opening a restaurant in the West Village called Quimera [Eater]

Getting to know the street vendors of yore [Ephemeral NY]

“Taco Town” spreading its influence across the East Village [EV Grieve]

Archdiocese decides to close the Our Lady of Sorrows elementary school at 219 Stanton Street [Lo-Down]

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