Nabe News: August 4
Meathead Ordinance, Johnny Suede, and more ‘inoteca, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!
City livery cabs will soon offer ad-supported Wi-Fi. The service will be installed in 1,000 cabs, and should be ready by fall [NY1]
The Seattle City Council passed the “Meathead Ordinance,” which permits cops to write tickets for fighting and creating noisy neighborhood disturbances. Would this tactic work on the Lower East Side? [EV Grieve]
Johnny Suede was filmed in 90s Williamsburg because “the East Village was no longer the East Village I had known. It was now Starbucks, the Gap, and Banana Republic.” [Vanishing NY]
Shirtless shenanigans at the Stuy Town Oval [Lux Living]
1980s ads for Life Cafe and Yaffa Cafe in the East Village Eye [Ephemeral NY]