Nabe News: April 26

Posted on: April 26th, 2010 at 1:34 pm by

Shepard Fairey targeted, Graceland shutters, and Empire Diner on the way out, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Stuy Towners attempting to unite under a so-called “Unity Pledge” as a show of support to gain control of the complex [Curbed]

The Wall Street Journal unleashes its metro section, entitled Greater New York [Wall Street Journal]

Graceland 24-hour grocery called it quits yesterday.  It was on Avenue A since 1991 [EV Grieve]

A number of old photos of Times Square from the collection of Matt Weber [Matt Weber via Public School]

The new Shepard Fairey mural on East Houston was vandalized over the weekend.  Someone decided to use the target for its given purpose.  Meanwhile, the artist is currently pasting the Cooper Square Hotel [Vanishing NY; EV Grieve]

Chelsea’s Empire Diner is closing on May 15.  “After more than thirty years of serving Chelsea residents, actors, police commissioners, athletes, gangsters…the Empire Diner has lost its lease.” [Eater]



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