Nabe News: December 8

Posted on: December 8th, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Breaking the law, rabid raccoons, ATM fees, and more, all in today’s neighborhood news!

U2 Karaoke on St. Mark’s Place is serving booze, despite a lack of liquor license.  Community Board 3 ruled against granting one back in March [Eater]

A look at current progress of renovations at St. Brigid’s [EV Grieve]

Breaking: rabid raccoons on the loose in Central Park.  Keep those dogs leashed for fear of a Cujo episode [Gothamist]

Michael Huynh’s latest restaurant, Mikey’s Burger at 135 Ludlow, is nearing completion.  Get ready for some “Asian-infused” burgers at insane prices [Fork in the Road]

Meet Mr. dos Santos, outspoken John Lennon devotee and resident “mayor” of Strawberry Fields [Cityroom]

Some Stuy Town residents dumping “entire living rooms” onto the sidewalks.  Tishman Speyer, no response [Lux Living]

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for a crackdown on bank ATM fees.  Some machines charge in excess of $3 for access to one’s own cash supply.  But people are willing to pay, otherwise more of them wouldn’t be popping up in the neighborhood [Metro; Previously]



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