Nabe News: May 21

Posted on: May 21st, 2010 at 12:59 pm by

Pac Man, public pianos, and Stuy Town stairwells, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Happy thirtieth birthday, Pac Man!  To celebrate the occasion, head over to the Google homepage and play a game. We still prefer Ms. Pac Man to the original, though [Google]

In the twilight zone of the East Village, Sophie’s is referred to as Public Telephone [EV Grieve]

A suspicious package was found atop a traffic control box at the corner of Broadway and Prince [Huffington Post]

The Second Avenue pig sty with accompanying artwork [Vanishing NY]

Stairwells inside the Stuy Town complex have become de facto latrines. Urinating and defecating seems to be a regular occurrence [Lux Living]

About the fate of Five Points, and how the city’s worst neighborhood became a park [Bowery Boys]

Play Me, I’m Yours is a new public piano art installation that will bring sixty pianos to the streets of New York this summer.  The idea was cooked up by artist Luke Jerram [Animal NY]

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