Nabe News: April 2

Posted on: April 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm by

Drinking tour of the Lower East Side, grave robbers, and pillow fighting, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Why one East Village resident thought it a good idea to drink at every bar in the neighborhood.  There are allegedly 193 bars in the Lower East Side, give or take [EV Grieve; Downtown NYC Bar Project]

The ghoulish story of grave robbers in the late 1800s.  The body of department-store pioneer Alexander Turney Stewart was dug up and held for ransom.  Stewart’s widow paid the $20,000 sum, and promptly reburied her husband on Long Island [Ephemeral NY]

Tomorrow is the International Pillow Fight Day in Union Square.  Bring water balloons and Super Soakers [Runnin’ Scared]

Apparently the SLA is not thrilled about the liquor popsicles that East Village eatery Counter served last summer.  The cocktail offering resulted in fines [Off the Presses via Eater]

How do you feel about PDA? [Cityroom]

Fear not, Boogie faithful, Bowery Boogie will load on that new iPad you purchase tomorrow.  Pick one up for us while you’re at it. Thanks!

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