Nabe News: December 23
High-tech thieves hit Bank of America ATMs, the saga of Chico’s “spay/neuter” mural, and Darth Vader at the NYSE, all in today’s neighborhood news!
Chico’s “spay/neuter” mural, which was covered up this past fall by an NBA 2k10 ad, gets attention in Media Magazine. Apparently, there was a contract in place between Chico and the landlord of 189 Avenue A to have the mural in place for ten years. The term was set to expire in April 2010. But the landlord needed some quick cash [EV Grieve]
Darth Vader and company rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday morning. This should give the comedians fodder for quite some time [Animal]
High-tech thieves hacked four customer accounts at the Bank of America ATM branch near the corner of Lafayette and East Houston. A “skimmer” device was installed on December 9 to access the funds. It is unclear how much was stolen, but police are nevertheless in pursuit [Gothamist]
Inside the Union Square shopping tents [Neither More Nor Less]
Starving for some business, Ray slashed the prices of his Belgian “Obama” waffles to $2. Stop in for some eats [Slum Goddess]