Nabe News: April 28

Posted on: April 28th, 2010 at 1:31 pm by

Harry Wieder, Toy Tokyo, and merit badges, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Community Advocate Harry Wieder was struck and killed by a northbound cab on Essex Street after a committee meeting last night.  Fellow board members witnessed the accident in horror.  He was 57 [DNAinfo]

After being shut down last October for lack of an “assembly permit,” the Jane Hotel is on the road to recovery.  Cityroom reports that the West Village nightspot, which has drawn the ire of neighbors, recently received the necessary permits to reopen [Cityroom]

Shepard Fairey has tagger-buddies bookend his new piece at the corner of Bowery and East Houston [Vanishing NY]

Collectible shop Toy Tokyo is moving a few blocks away to 91 Second Avenue [EV Grieve]

The Boy Scouts of America are now offering a video game merit badge.  Seriously [NY Press]

An old New York souvenir table cloth showing landmarks [Scouting NY]

The GVSHP just unveiled a new website showing current landmark applications [GVSHP]

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