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Tompkins Square Library reopens today for grab-and-go service : The Tompkins Square Library on 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B is one of 22 NYPL branches reopening today for grab-and-go service. (This follows eight city branches returning on July 13.)What does grand-and-go entail? Per the NYPL website:Our new grab-and-go service allows you to pick up items you've reserved and return materials you currently have checked out, all while safely maintaining distance from others.What's new:
Porsena has closed for good on 7th Street : [Photo from Saturday night]After 10 years on Seventh Street, Porsena has closed. Saturday night saw its final service out on the socially distant curbside seating.We heard rumors that Porsena was shutting down over the weekend. Management confirmed the news yesterday in a message to us:We are all sad. It was a sort of a quick decision when we realized our landlord would never work with us in any way. We couldn’t continue to owe more money. So so sad as
The Walgreens on Astor Place closes at the end of August : The Walgreens location on Astor Place at Lafayette is closing at the end of the month... signs are now up on the plywood outside announcing Aug. 31 as the last day in business...Walgreens is transferring prescriptions to nearby stores — in this case one on West Fourth Street.Last August, Walgreens announced that it was closing nearly 200 U.S. locations, including its Duane Reade brand, as part of a sweeping $1.5-million cost-cutting meas
Cantilevering condoplex next to Rite Aid looking glassy : A milestone of sorts to note at 75 First Ave., the 8-floor (plus that bulkhead) cantilevering condoplex next to Rite Aid between Fourth Street and Fifth Street — workers have put in the glass on the north-facing side.And some details about the building via the 75 First Ave. website, which lists that nine of the units are in contract:The building lobby boasts a fumed glass door entrance, lava stone floors and walls, and a contrasting yello
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