Wednesday, August 1, 2018

EVG Etc.: Combatting wheelchair-ramp scams; searching for serial package thief

[14th Street near C the other morning]

The owner of Via Della Pace on Seventh Street is organizing local businesses to lobby City Council and the mayor for help with wheelchair-ramp scams (The Post)

NYPD searching for this suspect wanted for package thefts in buildings across Lower Manhattan, including in the East Village (Patch)

Jeremiah Moss on Target's CBGB storefront tribute: appropriating neighborhood icons is at the heart of planned gentrification (The Village Voice)

Hunan Slurp Shop gets high marks from Adam Platt (Grub Street ... previously)

Manhattan DA will no longer prosecute marijuana arrests (WNYC)

When the Young Lords announced the founding of their New York Chapter in Tompkins Square Park in July 1969 (Off the Grid)

A vigil for the Rivington House on Aug. 8 (The Lo-Down)

LES ferry line starts service on Aug. 29 (BoweryBoogie)

An interview with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace of Body/Head (Gothamist)

Mapping the city's lost movie theaters (Curbed)

Koreatown has been overrun by chains (Eater)

A charming Iggy Pop in this French TV interview from 1988 (Dangerous Minds)

... and via the 9th Precinct ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Soho Alliance sent out an email about the lawyers who take advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act to squeeze settlements from businesses large and small—and old buildings, especially those in historic districts (where changes are impossible and/or expensive). It included this important bit of advice: “Lawyers the SoHo Alliance has consulted advised there is a simpler solution to avoid this shakedown and to assist legitimate disabled individuals at the same time. Namely, install a $20 wireless doorbell and a blue ‘ADA Accessibility’ compliancy sign by the front door for the handicapped person to summon assistance. That may suffice. However, to be 100% safe, provide a portable folding ramp available online for less than $100.”