Nabe News: August 11

Posted on: August 11th, 2008 at 1:46 pm by

For the past seven months, Madison Square Park has been home to a futuristic self-cleaning public toilet. With a price tag of only a quarter, it’s the first of 20 such bathrooms to be unveiled in the five boroughs. Seattle experimented with the same program, but ceased after drug dealers and prostitutes took advantage [NYT]

Is the new EV/LES rezoning plan racist? Chris Kui, director of Asian Americans for Equality, doesn’t think so. He believes all the talk is simple hate-mongering [The Villager]

Thanks to Meatpacking and Highline encroachment, beloved tapas joint El Cid closes after 23 years in business. Tear, Sigh. [Eater via JVNY]

Blue Man Group [link] is holding an open casting call today until 4 PM at 412 Broadway. Say hi to Tobias Funke if you see him [Urbanite]

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