Nabe News: October 16

Posted on: October 16th, 2009 at 1:56 pm by

Mohawks at Carnegie Hall, cabbie crackdown, and Brooklyn Banks skatepark woes, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is reportedly trying to ban cabbies from talking on cell phones.  Pundits believe approval is imminent, with the new rules taking effect by the end of the year.  “The penalties for violators will get harsher each time they’re caught and convicted within a 15-month time frame.” [NY Post]

Beer and burgers being served at St. Marks Burger, despite not yet possessing the necessary beer/wine license.  As Grieve points out, the watering hole is on Monday’s SLA docket [EV Grieve]

The new West Village slogan – “More Jane Jacobs, Less Marc Jacobs.”  Jeremiah interviews the man behind the guerrilla campaign, Mike Joyce [Vanishing NY]

Brooklyn Banks skatepark beneath the Brooklyn Bridge will reportedly close due to bridge reconstruction.  They say it’s only temporary, but, you know…[Downtown Express]

Who really designed the “bat in the hat” Yankees logo? [Cityroom]

A little punk attitude was thrown into Carnegie Hall last week.  Violinist Hahn-Bin reportedly wowed the crowd during the 49th annual Young Concert Artist Series.  “Wearing black boots, tight-fitting black metallic pants, a black shirt, black mascara, topped off by his black Mohawk…” [Huffington Post via Observer]

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/young-korean-american-hah_b_319870.html‘I have never seen a classical musician dress more outrageously’,” said one audience member…

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