Nabe News: February 26

Posted on: February 26th, 2010 at 1:26 pm by

Commodore 64, tipping technique, and subway death, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Happy birthday, Johnny Cash.  You were one badass motherfucker!  The Man in Black would have turned 78 today.

David Sax, via Cityroom, revisits the oft-debated subject of tipping waiters/waitresses [Cityroom]

An update on the saga of Donald Baumgartner [EV Grieve]

The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has a new chair. Bloomberg recently appointed Jonathan Kimmel [Real Deal]

In the past two weeks, eight people have reportedly been hit by subway trains.  That’s usually the monthly average [Gothamist]

Remembering “Save New York,” a video game made for the Commodore 64 back in 1983.  Product description – “as grotesque aliens attack the Big Apple by air, others hatch their destructive eggs in the subway tunnels.  You will fight against incredible odds and a shrinking fuel supply, as you battle to save New York.” [This Ain’t the Summer of Love]

Some cool music ephemera [Stupefaction]

Happy second anniversary to the Washington Square Park Blog! [WSP Blog]



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