Saying goodbye to the Amato Opera as the final curtain closes. [NYT]
The recent spate of violent attacks in and around Tompkins Square Park have spawned a neighborhood watch blog: Alphabet City Neighbors.
More neighbors vs. hotels news, as the Jane may be forced to go dry. [HC] via Curbed
You know the East Village is handing out way too many liquor licenses when the cupcake shops start applying for booze. [EVG]
Notes from the Backside makes the Neighborhood News at New York:
Bookstore fans pledge thousands to save Morningside shop. [CR]
Rents push more writers and bookshops out of Park Slope. [BP]
Get ready Ludlow, there's a new outdoor space to worry about. [BB]