Monday, May 16, 2016


Bathurst & Bloor, Toronto 

The Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector Board of Directors (DNAinfo)
Members include representatives of Goldman Sachs, Tishman Speyer, the Durst Organization, Industry City, NYU Langone Medical Center, DUMBO BID, Two Trees,  Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants, AGA Public Realm Strategies, and Union Square Ventures ("a thesis-driven venture capital firm").  The new Friends website, which includes those imaginative estimates of current travel times between proposed BQX neighborhoods, can be found here.

Inside the Counting House? Four & Twenty Blackbirds Plans New Pie Shop & Cafe in Prospect Height (DNAinfo)
The new 25-seat cafe at 634 Dean St. between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues will be located inside the headquarters for real estate company TerraCRG and sit directly across from the construction site of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.

This weekend: the 10th Annual 23rd Street Mega Stoop Sale! (23rd between 6th & 7th) - Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Lots of stuff, reasonable prices, 15-plus households! Rain date - May 22, same hours.

Later on the 23rd block, on June 4th, the Battle Hill Block Party, with offerings including burlesque and requisite bouncy castle.  An interesting combo!

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