Nabe News: March 25

Posted on: March 25th, 2010 at 2:08 pm by

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]

Under-aged tween sensation, Justin Bieber, dined at The Eldridge after his record release party [NY Post via Eater]

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]

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