Week in Review: January 14

Posted on: January 14th, 2012 at 11:17 am by

A 13-year-old girl was killed crossing Delancey Street yesterday [Pedestrian Struck at Delancey and Clinton]

We interviewed Hanksy in anticipation of last night’s opening at the Krause Gallery [Street Artist Hanksy Talks to Bowery Boogie]

Some call it the Chinatown response to the High Line, though on a march smaller scale.  The Forsyth Plaza at the base of the Manhattan Bridge is undergoing phase two of development [Updates on the Forsyth Plaza at Manhattan Bridge]

Toby’s Public House aims to open at 86 Kenmare sometime next month, but the locals are hell-bent on opposing their license to serve wine and beer [Update on Toby’s Public House at 86 Kenmare]

Nike invested cash and resources in a new basketball court at the Mitchell-Lama co-op, Masaryk Towers. It’s invite only through April [Nike Builds New Basketball Court Inside Masaryk Towers]

Our newest contributor, Allison B. Siegel, uncovers the unique history behind 101 Avenue A [An interesting History of 101 Avenue A]

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