Nabe News: October 16
Mohawks at Carnegie Hall, cabbie crackdown, and Brooklyn Banks skatepark woes, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!
The Taxi and Limousine Commission is reportedly trying to ban cabbies from talking on cell phones. Pundits believe approval is imminent, with the new rules taking effect by the end of the year. “The penalties for violators will get harsher each time they’re caught and convicted within a 15-month time frame.” [NY Post]
The new West Village slogan – “More Jane Jacobs, Less Marc Jacobs.” Jeremiah interviews the man behind the guerrilla campaign, Mike Joyce [Vanishing NY]
Brooklyn Banks skatepark beneath the Brooklyn Bridge will reportedly close due to bridge reconstruction. They say it’s only temporary, but, you know…[Downtown Express]
A little punk attitude was thrown into Carnegie Hall last week. Violinist Hahn-Bin reportedly wowed the crowd during the 49th annual Young Concert Artist Series. “Wearing black boots, tight-fitting black metallic pants, a black shirt, black mascara, topped off by his black Mohawk…” [Huffington Post via Observer]