Nabe News: June 30

Posted on: June 30th, 2010 at 1:32 pm by

Man in the White Dress, NYC traffic, and Wonder Woman’s new look, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

New York City ranks relatively low on a IBM study rating commuter congestion across the globe. The Commuter Pain Index is based on issues such as time stuck in traffic, start-stop traffic, gas prices, stress and anger.  So, hear that, drivers, no need for unnecessary honking [Gothamist]

The Man in the White Dress has been around the neighborhood recently, “spreading the joy” and promoting his new film.  Love Comes Out of the Butt will be screening at the Anthology on July 7 [Vanishing NY]

About the M train and the long-dormant “Chrystie Street Cut” [Second Avenue Sagas]

Funny name possibilities for potential bars in the East Village/Lower East Side [EV Grieve]

Wonder Woman gets a costume change, and will no longer fight crime in a bathing suit [NY Times]

How turn-of-the-century Lower East Side tenement-dwellers celebrated the 4th of July [Tenement Museum Blog]



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