Nabe News: December 1

Posted on: December 1st, 2009 at 1:46 pm by

City Council bans roll-down security gates, East Village crime numbers, and Joe Strummer, all in today’s neighborhood news!

In an effort to curb graffiti, City Council unanimously approved a ban on roll-down security gates.  All new gates purchased must be of the “sliding grille” type.  Street writers will always find a way.  The full-force migration to an antiseptic NYC continues [Cityroom]

More on the stalled hotel project Brack Capital has in store for the BoweryWNYC revisits the properties of 185-191 with former tenant holdout Roberta Degnore [WNYC via Vanishing NY; Previously]

Joe Strummer was a fan of Bruce Springsteen [Stupefaction]

Breaking down the East Village crime numbers.  Overall, the 9th Precinct saw a slight increase in crime year over year [EV Grieve]

Another look at the SPURA debate.  “It’s time to get militant about the future of SPURA” [Grand Street News]

Thirty unofficial dirty secrets about waiters and their restaurants. Here’s one – waiters will often serve decaf if you ask for regular because there’s the issue of cleaning two pots at the end of the night [Grub St]

The gigantic Moral tag on Tenth Street [Neither More Nor Less]



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