History in the making – 12/8

Above: At the Helmsley Building, downtown Manhattan

Hollywood hits the Chelsea Hotel [Hotel Chelsea Blog]

The thankful return of the former East Village institution 2nd Avenue Deli [Eater]

The forboding home of ‘Mamie’ Fish, successor to THE Mrs. Astor [Lost City]

The latest on Officers Row, Brooklyn Naval Yard’s in-danger historic section of 19th Century homes. [Brownstoner]

The renovation of Washington Square Park is finally moving forward, to the consternation of some. [City Room]

Kevin Walsh at Forgotten NY takes another look at the endangered Astoria Village. [Forgotten New York]

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