Tuesday, April 5, 2016


27th Rd. & 21st St., Astoria 

Park Slope Condo Where Wind Toppled Roof has History of Safety Violations (DNAinfo)

Hugo & Sons seeking CB6 approval for outdoor seating permit, gets negative feedback from neighbors for cluttered sidewalk (Brooklyn Paper)

The restaurant rep didn’t address the residents’ gripes, but said they should be grateful for the business, which spruced up the long-shuttered space when it opened a year ago. 
 “I think we really brought something to the neighborhood, we upgraded it,” said manager Rebecca Tory, who later said she could not explain how the eatery had been getting away with providing al fresco dining without a permit for so long.

The EB-5 Gravy Train - the 'crack cocaine' of real estate financing (The Real Deal)

In Praise of Buses (Brokelyn)

At the Queens Museum this weekend as part of Queens International 2016, A Frame Apart, a looped screening of short films about the borough.  Work includes Reclaimed Ground, a film still by Nate Dorr and Nathan Kensinger.  (Queens Museum)

More NYC Frederick Wiseman this week at the Metrograph - the 1970 film Hospital (Metrograph

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