NIMBY Graffiti at Toby’s Public House on Kenmare
Toby’s Public House continues its role as a lightning rod for negativity over at 86 Kenmare Street. Ever since the pizzeria first broke ground at the corner of Mulberry in April 2011, residents in the immediate vicinity have fought tooth-and-nail to prevent the Brooklyn offshoot from obtaining any sort of liquor license privileges (including wine and beer). NIMBY folk usually show up in force at all the Community Board 2 meetings to express their views in no uncertain terms. But now details are coming to light some related onsite vandalism.
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In an item published Monday, Grub St reported that the soon-to-open establishment recently became a target for vandalism. Owner Christine Iu, who lives a block away, alleges that “no bars” was, at one point, scrawled across the sidewalk shed and white latex paint splattered at the doorstep. She told the food-site:
I’m concerned not just for myself, but for my kids, my future, my dog, and my fiance. It’s just not right. It must stop.”
Love how she lists her fiance last in the list, even after the dog. Hmm. Toby’s Public House was again denied wine and beer earlier this month, but nevertheless intends to open in a couple weeks.