Nabe News: March 18

Posted on: March 18th, 2010 at 2:14 pm by

Vegan activists, Mary Ann’s seized, and fighting The Local, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

St. Patrick’s Day was enough of a reason to light the Christmas tree in Tompkins Square Park [EV Grieve]

East Village Tex-Mex joint, Mary Ann’s, was seized for non-payment of taxes [Fork in the Road]

Yesterday afternoon, vegan activists protested outside the Dunkin’ Donuts on East Fourteenth Street. They are against the usage of factory farm eggs in Dunkin’s products [A Fine Blog via Grub St]

As a result of a bankruptcy filing earlier this week, a number of city Blockbuster locations might shutter [Racked]

One Jackson Square receives its first tags. One announces that the development is “destroying the Village,” while the other offers “Eat the rich, feed the poor.” [Vanishing NY]

The onetime Keith Haring collaborator, Angel Ortiz (aka LA II) is in a bad spot. Rather than fighting for recognition of past work, he is just trying to survive. The Villager reports that the artist showed up at Clayton Patterson’s residence looking for help [The Villager]

Guest of a Guest ponders the demise of Chrystie Street as the prime Lower East Side destination [Guest of a Guest]

The Villager has an in-depth look at the new NYU-New York Times blog brainchild, The Local: East Village [The Villager]

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