Nabe News: May 28

Posted on: May 28th, 2009 at 1:19 pm by

The Post continues to pinch stories from neighborhood bloggers. Now the East Village crew has been ripped off [EV Grieve, Vanishing NY]

The 40-seat outdoor patio at Cooper Square’s Table 8 opened this morning, just in time for the hotel-tenant wars [Eater]

Earlier this morning, Toys ‘R’ Us announced its acquisition of FAO Schwartz. The classic high end retailer, founded in 1862, will continue to operate under the same moniker [NY Times]

Of churches and alien aircraft in the East Village [Lost City]

The Taxi and Limousine Commission will soon implement a new cab sharing program. Doubling up passengers would definitely cut costs, especially to the local airports. The plan will be tested for one year [Urbanite]

Pearl Theatre Company is relocating to Midtown after 15 years on St. Marks [EV Grieve]



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