Nabe News: March 25
Remembering Triangle Shirtwaist, Cabin Down Below complaints, and roving coyotes, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!
Today marks the 99th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. 146 factory workers – most were young immigrant women – perished in the flames. General safety reforms in the workplace resulted [NY1]
One neighbor expresses extreme frustration regarding the constant noise from East Village haunt Cabin Down Below [EV Grieve]
A roving wild coyote (Wile E. Coyote?) was caught in TriBeCa this morning. It was heading northbound on the West Side Highway, before turning onto Watts Street [Cityroom]
Billy Joel just bought an apartment at 211 Elizabeth Street, allegedly for his daughter, Alexa. The 1,607 square-foot, two-bedroom apartment cost the Piano Man $3.3 million [Curbed]
Remember Trader John’s/Grocer John’s? When it opened last year, a shitstorm of controversy resulted, prompting Trader Joe’s to file a lawsuit. Well, all that no longer matters, as the market is out of business [Vanishing NY]
Today is International Waffle Day, which first began in Sweden. It is always exactly nine months before Christmas – supposedly the day the Virgin Mary found out she was pregnant [Gothamist]