The Downtown Express reports that John Penley, the “slack-tivist” who protested the Bowery Wine Company the other week, is now going to target (as in, walk by and yell at) Keith McNally’s planned Italian-ish restaurant at 282–284 Bowery this Friday. Given that the space is still vacant and shuttered, this is rather comical — unless, of course, Penley succeeds in riling up chants of “Die, yuppie scum!” at the Baltha-czar’s community-board appearance next month. That might just leave a mark.
The battleground. Photo: Daniel Maurer