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Nolita

  1. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged NoLita Firebug Not Feeling Very ChattyAt his arraignment his lawyer says he’s not talking.
  2. crimes and misdemeanors
    Nolita Arsonist Charged With MurderThe five-alarm fire Wei Chu Hu started Wednesday night left one woman dead.
  3. arson
    Man Starts Fatal Five-Alarm Fire in Soho Apartment After Fight With WifeAuthorities say he tried to stop first responders from putting out the fire.
  4. hurricane sandy
    Video: Downtown Businesses Operating on Flashlight Power Post-Hurricane SandyTourists buying jeans, locals buying flashlights.
  5. flashlight tag
    Massive Projectors Turned Off the Dark This WeekendA festival of lights.
  6. vu.
    Billy Joel Calls the Piano Movers Once AgainThe singer bought a new place in Nolita for $3.3 million.
  7. real estate porn
    What 11 Spring Looks Like Under All That GraffitiTake a video tour of the Nolita landmark.
  8. neighborhood watch
    Will Dave Walentas Dunk?Dumbo: Will local megadeveloper hero-villain Dave Walentas really subject himself to a carnival-type dunk tank at an arts festival Thursday night? [DumboNYC] East Harlem: Mt. Sinai will offer free prostate-cancer screenings on Thursday. Says an official there: “Smart men get checked annually.” But what do you call men who get checked more? [Uptown Flavor] Lower East Side: The city’s looking to remove those Essex Street stalls selling things like religious figures and Uzbek haircuts. [Vanishing New York] Nolita: Dandies, fops, feys, and flaneurs are the hot new archetype here. Wilde! [Gridskipper] Prospect Lefferts: Why can’t that annoying marching band practice on the other side of Prospect Park … you know, where Jennifer Connelly lives? [Across the Park] Roosevelt Island: If you take a daytrip to this loo-deprived isle, you better hold off on the bottled water or cross your legs real tight. [Roosevelt Islander] Sunset Park: Oh my God, you guys, could we really get a park alongside some of that desolate postindustrial waterfront here? That would be awesome. [Brownstoner]
  9. video look book
    Andre Harrell Takes Luxury Downtown During a recent sunny walk downtown, we spotted Uptown Records founder and luxury-lifestyle consultant Andre Harrell. Money does not make luxury, he assured Amy Larocca. “Riding a bike in Nolita during the day is a luxurious feeling,” he said. “Living below 14th — not even a luxury, just a must.” Find out where Andre buys his shirts and what graffiti artist designed his sneakers on this week’s Video Look Book. Andre Harrell [Video Look Book]
  10. neighborhood watch
    Secret Art Pops Up in DumboBrooklyn Heights: The elevators at the Clark Street subway stop have broken down 400 times over the past two years, trapping riders inside more than twenty times. [NYS] Clinton Hill: There’s a vacant lot for sale on Greene and Grand. Please don’t do something awful with it. [Clinton Hill Blog Downtown Brooklyn: Dumbo realty mogul David Walentas’s new condos at the old McKim, Meade & White–designed 110 Livingston are 85 percent sold. [Brownstoner] Dumbo: French artist Space Invader has managed to slip at least two of his mosaics on the Brooklyn Bridge and elsewhere. [Dumbo NYC] Lower East Side: What you missed at the East Side Bike Polo invitational over the weekend. [Razor Apple] Nolita: For a little while longer at 11 Spring Street, you can still see the art on the interior walls. [Just Another White Guy via Curbed] Prospect Heights: According to this breakdown, parts of the Atlantic Yards project will not be fully built until today’s newborns are already in college. [Atlantic Yards Report]
  11. neighborhood watch
    Eradicating Signs of Life in FlatironConey Island: What’s it look like when the Go-Kartz and Batting Cages get demolished? Thorasick Park, of course. [Kinetic Carnival] Dumbo: Turns out the 2 Trees condo tower is just outside the proposed historic district. Of course it is. [DumboNYC] Flatiron: Paging George Washington: Someone is chopping down cherry trees on Fifth Avenue. [Curbed] Greenpoint: The opening party for the Ikon had valet parking and sexy hostesses, but will that sell out 58 units? [Brownstoner] Harlem: The way to memorialize neighborhood heroes is with orange safety netting and construction that never ends. [Harlem Fur] Nolita: There’s some graffiti dissing at the new OMNI mural on Houston and Bowery. [RazorApple] Soho: Enthusiastic public comment means a community-board recommendation for bike lanes along Prince and Bleecker. [Streetsblog]
  12. neighborhood watch
    Downtown Graffiti Goes CommercialChelsea: Maritime partiers, take note: The Frying Pan, that “legendary party vessel,” has moved from Pier 63 a few blocks north to 66. [Curbed] Downtown Brooklyn: City Council is in no rush to hold hearings about the future of the Duffield Street homes that may have been Underground Railroad stops. [The Daily Gotham via Gowanus Lounge] Dumbo: Local megadeveloper Thomas Arden is the subject of a new adaption of the 1739 play Arden of Feversham, now titled The Lamentable Tragedie of a Dumbo Real Estate Mogul. [The Real Deal] Greenpoint: Vice’s online video channel will run a new exposé on the toxic sludge that lies beneath the ground here and in Williamsburg. [VBS.tv via A Brooklyn Life] Nolita: Seven graffiti artists are painting a fake subway car on Houston and Lafayette as guests of Adidas, much to anti-graffiti councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s dismay. [Razor Apple and Newsday] Soho: Has the city’s plan for a bike lane on Houston Street been quietly abandoned? [On NY Turf]
  13. neighborhood watch
    Williamsburg Gets Its Own JeansBoerum Hill: Outraged tenants are battling a local landlord with a lawsuit and a blog called Bad Landlord, of course. [Daily Slope] Brooklyn Heights Jehovah’s Witnesses are selling their Columbia Heights property, formerly the Standish Arms Hotel. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle via Brooklyn Heights Blog] Clinton Hill: Who’s haunting that abandoned church on Clinton between Greene and Gates — ghosts or junkies? [Clinton Hill Blog] Nolita: According to the Medici Foundation, it’s anti-Italian-American not only to dislike the San Gennaro festival but also to say “Nolita” instead of “Little Italy.” [Curbed] Prospect Lefferts Garden: The altruism of a group of neighbors who cleaned up graffiti this weekend doesn’t stop certain meanies from calling them ugly. [Across the Park] Williamsburg: Well, they once named a jeans line for Studio 54. Is it any wonder the Gap should name its skinny denims after the city’s most insufferably trendy hood? [Free Williamsburg]
  14. grub street
    Everybody’s Friends at Nolita Thai Joint Lovely DayEve Dunlop has been a waitress at Nolita’s neighborhood Thai joint, Lovely Day, for two years, and she tries to give the place a “hangout” kind of vibe. “We’re trying to make a friendly environment,” she says. “Anyone’s welcome to join in our conversation.” So might the locals who come by to hang out and converse — some of whom have been known to get naked (“we’re all friends here,” Dunlop says) — be the sort you’d call hipsters? Not at all, she says. “They’re neighborhood people, young working professionals who are into music and art.” Of course. Totally different. Eve’s got much more to say at Grub Street; she’s this week’s Ask a Waiter. Eve Dunlop of Lovely Day Insists Her Customers Aren’t Hipsters [Grub Street]
  15. neighborhood watch
    Forest City Ratner Wants to Hear Your ComplaintsClinton Hill: Whoever thought that a bar-hopping query would be so charged with race and class drama? [Brooklynian] Clinton: Thanks to Renzo Piano’s eco-swank Times tower, the legendarily scuzzy Port Authority district is now safe for top-line businesses. [Gothamist] Gowanus: Park Slopesters want the Whole Foods megastore coming to 3rd Street and Third Avenue to swap its planned rooftop parking deck for solar panels. [Gowanus Lounge] Harlem: A new luxury condo from architects Feder & Stia will soon cantilever boldly over the 116th Street mosque where Malcolm X once held court. [City Realty via Curbed] Nolita: Sure, the billboard on Houston and Lafayette is for a clothing line, but what if “Come as you are” was the new neighborhood tagline? [Copyranter] Prospect Heights: Come vent! Forest City Ratner, developer of Atlantic Yards, has opened a “community liaison” office. [Brooklyn Speaks via No Land Grab]
  16. neighborhood watch
    Tour Kanye West’s New Apartment Brooklyn Heights: It’s either a yoga center with an aggressive marketing plan or a cult. You decide. [Brooklyn Record] Gowanus: Demolition starts on land owned by the Toll Brothers. What happened to that mixed-use development? [Food of the Future via Gowanus Lounge] Greenpoint: Why should bodega phone cards be dull when they could be completely offensive? [Holla Back NYC via Newyorkshitty] Midtown: Kanye West’s new apartment (above), designed by Claudio Silvestrin, is beautiful. But where’s the master bath? [dezeen via Curbed] Nolita: Sheetrock shipment arrives at 11 Spring Street. Just in time to cover up all that nasty interior artwork so the place can go condo. [Curbed] Sunset Park: Expect a major ruckus as this pretty nabe of three-story homes wakes up to a new ten-story, view-wrecking, context-snubbing leviathan. [Brownstoner]
  17. neighborhood watch
    Hottest Art Museum at 11 Spring Street (Till Monday) Brooklyn Heights: Join a pack of revelers on Saturday night and carol around the neighborhood. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Clinton Hill: All this time we had our very own Boiler Room? [North Country Gazette via Sunset Parker] Crown Heights: Seen all that New York has to offer? Then it’s time for a Hasidic walking tour. [Brooklyn Record] Dumbo: Foragers Market is hosting a holiday party. With everything 10 percent off, maybe you can afford to shop there. Oh, and free champagne. [Dumbo NYC] Nolita: Visit 11 Spring Street this weekend for a last look at the graffiti before it goes condo. [Gothamist] Red Hook: Plans to redevelop the waterfront inspire an afternoon protest. [Gowanus Lounge]