Nabe News: December 23

Posted on: December 23rd, 2009 at 12:51 pm by

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]

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