Anti-Nolita Sticker Campaign Takes Hold

Posted on: March 10th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Lines are being drawn, sides chosen.  It’s a showdown between Feasters and fashionistas in this latest fight for the heart and soul of Little Italy. Trendy boutique owners, many of whom successfully beat Shake Shack, are sick of the 85-year-old tradition of San Gennaro.  They want the neighborhood properly cleansed for fall fashion week.  However, this battle over whether the festival should terminate at Kenmare Street was finally put to sleep last week.  Mayor Bloomberg granted a permit to run the usual route, Mulberry from Canal to East Houston.  We’ll see what happens next year!

This image has been archived or removed.

Meanwhile, a new guerrilla sticker campaign is taking aim at the Nolita moniker altogether.  This pair of adhesives was spotted at the southeast corner of Spring and Mott Streets.

And another at Mulberry and Spring:

This image has been archived or removed.

For additional coverage and historical perspective, check out Vanishing NY.

Recent Stories

CB3 Returns to In-Person Meetings in July

Couch surfing while attending Community Board meetings is officially a fad of the past. Community Board 3 yesterday announced that remote meetings are discontinued effective today. “The Executive Order allowing remote meetings has expired and the Governor is not renewing the order,” CB3 stated in an email letter. “The state Open Government law does not […]

‘Library’ Condos Begin Selling on Rivington Street

A former branch of the New York Public Library is born again rich. The Horizon Group, which acquired the historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street in May 2018 for $8.4 million, is in the final stages of condo conversion. Sales launched yesterday at the new development, known officially as the Library. At […]

Pandemic Shift: The Lost Bleecker Bar

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Rhea, bartender of the dearly departed Bleecker […]

Owners Struggle to Keep Blue Moon Hotel Alive on Orchard Street

The Blue Moon Hotel is trying desperately at a revival after a challenging few years topped by the pandemic freefall. Most recently, historic 100 Orchard Street had been in the news for its potential conversion to a homeless shelter. The stream of negative headlines and pressure from the community forced the hotel to cave, and […]

City Embarks on $3.69M Rehab of Hamilton Fish Park

The city will soon embark on a new project to renovate the Hamilton Fish Park Playground on Pitt Street. Funded with a cash injection of $3.69 million by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, the effort will enhance the playground with new features, improved safety surfacing, and more. But appears to stop short of the pool. […]