Nabe News: October 26

Posted on: October 26th, 2009 at 1:31 pm by

Zombiecon, the East Village Spiderman rickshaw, and grinding up Cooper Union, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

Skaters grind up the new Cooper Union academic building, before scattering at the sight of a lone security guard. So punk rock [EV Grieve]

Over the weekend, Public Ad Campaign organized another effort to eradicate illegal billboards throughout the city.  Participants whitewashed the ads and covered the fresh canvas with street art.  As ANIMAL notes, the activity was, in effect, “challenging the outdoor advertising company’s claims to legitimacy.” [ANIMAL]

An interview with Guy Picciotto, singer and guitaris of Fugazi [Gothamist]

Fall foliage alert – Jill spotted a bright yellow tree in Tompkins Square Park. Not to mention the Misfits cover band [Blah Blog Blah]

A fascinating look at the newsboy strike of 1899.  When publishers hiked the rate from $.50 to $.60, newsboys throughout the city went on strike.  And it worked.  After a few weeks, the papers lowered the rate [Ephemeral NY]

Later this week, Dos Toros Taqueria will be opening in Union Square.  Operated by Leo and Oliver Kremer, the goal is to give the burrito experience a makeover.  Just go easy on the sour cream [Fork in the Road]

The annual Zombiecon was this past Saturday.  GammaBlog has coverage [GammaBlog]

Take a ride on the Spiderman rickshaw [Neither More Nor Less]

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