Nabe News: August 12

Posted on: August 12th, 2009 at 1:03 pm by

Thanks to some renovations, the “bad pussies” mural outside Mama’s at the corner of Third Street and Avenue B is covered by some unsightly plywood [EV Grieve]

Jonesin’ for a legit egg cream?  Jeremiah has a handy list of places for you.  Go forth [Vanishing NY]

Today in irony – Shepard Fairey fighting vandalism at his Los Angeles design shop [Animal NY]

The iconic Roxy might be returning to Chelsea, and residents are nonplussed [Down by the Hipster]

Village bank robber on the loose after a Saturday morning heist at the Capital One on University Place.  “He’s thought to be between 25 and 35 years old, 5’6″, and between 150-160 pounds.” [Runnin’ Scared]

In the past four decades, the design of the urban sidewalk shed has remained unchanged.  The DOB wants to enter the 21st Century by holding a worldwide design contest.  Dubbed UrbanShed, the program calls for an “innovative reinterpretation of a classic piece of New York’s streetscape.” [Cityroom]



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