Nabe News: May 3

Posted on: May 3rd, 2010 at 1:34 pm by

American Apparel hooligans, rooftop burglar, and the Caped Crusader, all in today’s neighborhood news roundup!

Last night, a man was spotted jumping between rooftops in the East Village.  NYPD arrived at the scene, including air support, as they believe he is the burglar responsible for a string of recent robberies [EV Grieve]

A group of angry teenage hipsters anarchists smashed the windows of the flagship American Apparel on Broadway. Bob Arihood has more pictures [Gothamist; Neither More Nor Less]

The Caped Crusader will reportedly return to the silver screen in the summer 2012.  Tentative release date for “Batman 3” is July 20 [Variety]

Over the weekend Patti Smith had a discussion event with Jonathan Lethem in the Great Hall of Cooper Union.  When asked if it’s still possible for starving artists to make it in the city, she replied, “New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling.  So my advice is: Find a new city.” [Vanishing NY]

The oldest working phone number in Manhattan is for the iconic, soon-to-be-razed Pennsylvania Hotel.  Glenn Miller immortalized the number in his song of the same name, PA 6-5000 (736-5000).  It dates back to at least the 1930s [Ephemeral NY]

The seventh floor of 225 Lafayette Street was home to Entertaining Comics, whose stable included Mad Magazine and Tales from the Crypt [Scouting NY]

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