Nabe News: May 6
Rent hikes, App contests, and no LES Fios, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!
The new used bookstore on Avenue A will stock a “well-curated collection of art and photography books.” It should open this weekend. At this point, it remains nameless [EV Grieve]
Karen’s on Astor closes after thirteen years in business [Eater]
The MTA will host an App contest this fall, and will award prizes for the top programs in three categories – Best Customer-Friendly Application, Best Visualization of MTA data and Best Mash-Up of MTA and Third-Party Data [Second Avenue Sagas]
According to Scoopy, Verizon Fios will not be coming to the East Village or Lower East Side [The Villager]
The DOT recently extended “transit signal priority” to the M15 bus route. “Signal priority allows bus drivers to change the lights in front of them in order to reduce time spent idling in traffic.” [Downtown Express]
A recap of the first 2010 Rent Guidelines Board shitshow meeting last night. In the end, the board voted 5-4 in favor of increases of 2-4 percent for one-year leases, and 4-6 for two-year leases [Curbed]