Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Yes, I know, enough, enough of the ice cream sagas, but they're almost impossible to ignore.  Not a great spot for the cart under Eagle Provisions scaffolding, but Mister Softee had seized the regular corner.  The air was gritty, given the work going on, but the ices were still summer-sweet. 

Developer Plans to install tree-filled dumpsters in Gowanus parking spaces (Brooklyn Paper)
Effective flooding deterrent or PR bait from Alloy, a company that eyes Gowanus as the next DUMBO & sold a condo for $8.8M last year?

A century of fire hydrants cooling New York kids (Ephemeral New York)

Make Music New York - locations for today's outdoor music on Fifth Avenue.  Various locations, from Flatbush to 17th,11AM to 9PM

Sunset Park Community Discussion on the BQX Connector - tonight from 6 - 8 PM, Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Notre Dame Hall, 552 59th Street (Eventbrite)

Check out the Ska Girls & the Islington Twins! - lovely Janette Beckman photographs of 70's 80's musical subcultures (Guardian)

On the new 53rd Street library (NY Times):
"(There is a Building Blocks column to be written about secretive plutocrats buying investment aeries in the sky while public institutions are relegated to basements. Some other day.)"

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