Nabe News: April 30

Posted on: April 30th, 2010 at 1:34 pm by

Iconic coffee cup creator dies, loudmouth weather, and the East Village wrecking ball, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

147 First Avenue, the former home of Angelica’s Herbs, will soon meet the wrecking ball. Uh oh [EV Grieve]

Onetime Top Chef contestant Camille Becerra might not open a restaurant on Orchard Street after all [Grub St]

Leslie Buck was a Holocaust survivor who passed away earlier this week at the age of 87.  Though, you know him better as the man who created the legendary Greek-inspired “Happy to Serve You” coffee cup.  RIP [Gothamist]

Loudmouth weather is upon us, which can only mean one thing – the return of Jeremiah’s “Notes from the Backside.” Time to fill up those water balloons [Vanishing NY]

Fighting for the rights of artist vendors to sell their wares in public spaces.  “It’s a question of whose park is it — the people’s park or Mayor Bloomberg’s, his corporate friends’ and the business improvement districts?” [Downtown Express]

Another look at the creeping work pace at the East River Park [GammaBlog; Previously]

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