Nabe News: March 26
Civil War condos, Robot Day Care, and Shepard Fairey, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!
Williamsburg Japanese joint, Zenkichi, is pleading with Community Board 2 to gain support for their plans for 150 Bowery. Neighbors don’t seem too psyched about the idea [Eater]
The new New York Times-NYU blog initiative, The Local: East Village, is combing the neighborhood for a “consulting editor to assist in the planning and development phase leading up to the launch of the site in summer 2010.” NYU affiliations are apparently not welcome [EV Grieve]
Something called Robot Day Care might be coming to 70 East First Street. Does this usher in the age of the machines and Cyberdyne Systems? [Vanishing NY]
Shepard Fairey puts his stamp on Keith Haring with this t-shirt for AIDS Walk [Animal NY]
262 Mott Street was once an ammunition storage depot during the Civil War. Now it’s multi-million dollar condos, natch [Observer]
Ben Ari Arts Jewish is celebrating 50 years at 11 Avenue A. But the mom-and-pop Judaica shop has actually been around longer. It originally opened in 1945 at 201 Allen Street. Most of their business is reportedly wholesale and mail order driven [The Villager]