Nabe News: June 1

Posted on: June 1st, 2009 at 1:55 pm by

Wilding attacks near Tompkins Square Park continue. Late Saturday night, a man was beaten by a group of 10-15 teenagers [Neither More Nor Less]

Grieve reports that school officials began moving into the new Cooper Union alien aircraft academic building over the weekend [EV Grieve]

Starting today, passengers riding in livery cabs will be saddled with a new 8.375% sales tax. The new fee should generate $25.6 million for the city [Daily News via Gothamist]

An obituary for Manny’s Music, which closed its doors for good yesterday. Scam Cash Sam Ash pretty much owns West 48th Street now. Goodbye Music Row [NY Times]

After 83 years in business, Arnold Hatters on Eighth Avenue near 36th Street is gone. Jeremiah and Lost City both pay tribute to the classic haberdasher [Vanishing NY, Lost City]

Washington Square Park Blog has full coverage of last week’s ribbon-cutting ceremony [WSP Blog, Previously]

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