Nabe News: April 24

Posted on: April 24th, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

A failed ATM thief on Rutgers Street was cornered this morning, so he jumped in the East River to mount an escape. Busted [Gothamist]

Astor Place will lose one of its two Starbucks locations tomorrow night. Not too surprising considering both locations were within a block of each other [Eater]

A gang-related shootout on St. Marks Place in 1914 [Ephemeral NY]

With the economy in the shitter, is empathy on the rebound? [Vanishing NY]

Whole Paycheck expects female customers to haul groceries ten blocks in heels [EV Grieve]

Seinfeld’s ancestral roots to be honored by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation on May 19 [Cityroom]

The Avenue A Groper taken away to detox [Neither More Nor Less]

Jim “Mosaic Man” Power was hassled by cops earlier this week on Second Avenue. He was reportedly “using a Brillo pad to take stickers off the pole and clean up the grooves between the glass beads, pieces of broken dishes and tiles.” [The Villager]

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