Nabe News: January 31

Posted on: January 31st, 2011 at 1:27 pm by

Lower East Side resident studying at American University in Cairo is caught in the thick of the protesting [NY Post]

In the wake of the Scharf vandalism, Goldman Properties reportedly hired guards to watch over the graffiti wall 24/7 [EV Grieve; Previously]

The Yelpers’ take on Stuy Town [Lux Living]

Nom Wah Tea Parlor gets some mainstream ink ahead of its upcoming opening [Daily News; Previously]

DJ Kool Herc, pioneer of hip hop as we know it, is currently battling an “unknown health condition” and in need of surgery. He has no money or health insurance and is seeking donations [All Hip Hop via Gawker]

Learn more about the history of the Village East cinema on Second Avenue. Jackie Curtis once lived in the apartments above [Vanishing NY]

Apparently Cemusa doesn’t take care of its own glass boxes, even though it’s contractually bound. The city has been paying to shovel the bus stops after each snowstorm [Gothamist]

Don’t wipe your boogers on the F train [The Awl]

State Speaker Sheldon Silver says he won’t support the 421-A tax abatement unless it’s amended to include pro-tenant provisions [Real Deal]

Centennial Catskills resort Kutsher’s will reportedly open a deli in Tribeca.  Details on the venture are rather scant [NY Post via Eater]

It’s a sad day for Bond fans. Composer John Barry, who scored a dozen of the spy films, passed away in his NYC home yesterday. He was 77 [MSNBC]

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