Nabe News: April 30

Posted on: April 30th, 2009 at 1:01 pm by

MTA is considering a super-duper-double doomsday plan, in which there would be a second fare hike. CEO and Executive Director Elliot Sander said, “I’m not sure the English language captures what goes beyond doomsday but to me.” Ladies and gentlemen, the panic button has been pressed! [Gothamist]

Remembering the Astor Riviera Cafe, which closed in 1994 and was replaced by a Seattle coffee chain [Vanishing NY]

A local barbershop will reportedly open in the Umbrella House squat at 21-23 Avenue C [EV Grieve]

Sing Sing will open another location at 181 West 4th Street. It will be called Karaoke Boho, and is scheduled to open “sometime this summer.” [Grub St]

The Caveman Car [Slum Goddess]

A photo update of progress (or lack therof) at Washington Square Park [WSP Blog]

People apparently buy used taxis in New York [NYC Taxi Photo]



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