Nabe News: July 24

Posted on: July 24th, 2009 at 11:35 am by

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is urging the city to adopt legislation to ban the proliferation of illegal sidewalk cash machines.  The main concern seems to be safety, “more than 85 percent of the bank-unaffiliated street A.T.M.’s lacked visible surveillance cameras and more than 40 percent had been vandalized with graffiti. Additionally, the average charge for withdrawing money was nearly 8 percent higher than at indoor A.T.M.’s surveyed.” [The Villager]

Butter Lane Cupcakes is now postponing its liquor license application until the fall.  The owner, Maria Baugh, said the operation is expanding fairly quickly and in “different areas” than initially anticipated [EV Grieve]

The iconic “We are happy to serve you” coffee cups are endangered.  Copycat overruns, discontinued prints, and promotional cups are all a threat.  The Greek-themed cups – dubbed Anthora – were designed in the 1960s by the Sherri Cup Company of Kensington, Connecticut, “to appeal to the hundreds of Greek coffee shops then operating in the city.” [Vanishing NY]

East Village street art update – the “Bad Pussies” mural on East Third Street was recently touched up, and there’s a new Tat’s Crew piece on East Second Street between Avenue A and B [Flaming Pablum]

970AM thinks you are stupid if you don’t tune in to their radio station [Scouting NY]

Emily is a displaced raven from Utah that now lives in the New York Marble Cemetery on East Second Street.  She has survived here with a broken wing for four months, but is continually pestered by a local hawk [GammaBlog]

A profile of Wendy Mink Jewelery on Orchard Street [Tenement Museum Blog]

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