Nabe News: March 22

Posted on: March 22nd, 2010 at 1:34 pm by

East Village brawl, Billy arrested, and the space shuttle, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Bob Arihood has the exclusive on a brawl that erupted on Avenue A early Sunday morning.  The crowd of about 50 people reportedly beat, stomped, and kicked their victims [Neither More Nor Less]

New York City is still pushing hard to obtain one of the out-of-service space shuttles from NASA.  If granted, the shuttle would live on the Intrepid [Gothamist]

Billy Leroy, proprietor of Billy’s Antiques on East Houston, was arrested last Friday, and released after eight hours in custody.  At issue was the sale of aftermarket New York subway signs.  Police confiscated his whole stash, even though all were allegedly obtained legitimately [NYC the Blog]

Proposals for tolls on East River bridges are now back on the table.  State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. would like to see a $2 toll to aid the ailing MTA [Cityroom]

Pizza chef statue disarmed on Avenue B and Fourth Street.  His right arm was torn clear from the torso, and discarded on the sidewalk [EV Grieve]

The charming side of fire escapes – tenement balconies [Ephemeral NY]

Scouting Doyers Street [Scouting NY]

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