Nabe News: April 15
More on the Grand Street Fire, NYU protesting, and noise deterrence, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!
Death and taxes – Joey Ramone passed away nine years ago today.
In response to the fire at 283 Grand Street, Community Board 3 is currently discussing a resolution denouncing the mayor’s plans to shut down fire stations citywide, particularly the five located in the confines of their jurisdiction. These cuts are part of Bloomberg’s proposed 5% budget cut for 2011 [Real Deal; Previously]
…And a look at the carnage from within [Lo-Down]
Billy LeRoy and Keith McNally finally met and buried the hatchet [Eater]
NYU held its first open house last night regarding its grand expansion plans in the neighborhood. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation held a protest rally outside the Kimmel Center before the meeting. As Save the Lower East Side notes, “Scarier still is their silence on the East Village. Looking at the fantasies-afar, you know it’s going to pop up here, but they don’t give a clue as to where.” [Curbed; Save the Lower East Side]
More clever ways of noise deterrence in the East Village. Cafe 81 warns patrons to keep it down or residents “will throw a shamwow at you.” [EV Grieve]
So that Marc Jacobs bookstore on Bleecker Street might actually happen? [Vanishing NY]
Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame allegedly tackle Mormonism in their new Broadway show, The Book of Mormon. That subject matter is not new to the duo, just watch Orgazmo [NY Press]