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An Illicit Nuclear Facility in the East Village?

Alcohol enrichment reportedly underway at extremely hip drinks spot

by
Marc Tracy
May 22, 2012
Satellite images show troubling developments south of 14th Street.(Margarita Korol/Tablet Magazine)

Satellite images show troubling developments south of 14th Street.(Margarita Korol/Tablet Magazine)

Wired’s Spencer Ackerman helpfully identifies five Iranian nuclear and/or military facilities that international inspectors have their eyes on. But is it possible they have missed a sixth, not south of Tehran or outside Qom but rather in downtown Manhattan?

“Better for warm weather are drinks made with clear, flavored spirits, including ­the Banana Justino ($14),” notes New York of the Booker and Dax bar on East 13th Street, which specializes in chemically sophisticated cocktails. “The rum,” it reports, “gets its fruitiness thanks to an in-house centrifuge” (my bold).

As the map above shows, there is much to be worried about here.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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