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Daily Link Fix

Green-Wood Cemetery via Wiki Commons (L); Mouse via Chris Isherwood/Flickr (R)

  • Rooftop Films announced that its Summer Series will open with a night at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. [Bedford + Bowery]
  • Mayor de Blasio announced a targeted rat extermination at 10 NYCHA developments that will utilize dry ice instead of poison. [WSJ]
  • And in other rodent news, a study from Columbia finds that NYC mice carry disease-causing bacteria, antibiotic-resistant bugs and viruses that have never been seen before. [NYT]
  • The best places to see the cherry blossoms in NYC. [TONY]
  • The team behind NYC’s world-famous restaurant Eleven Madison Park will operate an event space at the International Center of Photography’s new Essex Crossing location. [Bowery Boogie]
  • A new book chronicles the mystery and intrigue behind the New York pigeon. [Brokelyn]

Daily Link Fix

Photo via The Gutter (L); Trump Tower via Krystal T’s Flickr (R)

  • Vintage-themed bowling alley the Gutter, which has locations in Williamsburg and LIC, will open at Essex Crossing. This outpost will have a mid-century-modern aesthetic. [The Lo-Down]
  • The fatal fire earlier this month at Trump Tower was caused by too many electronic devices hooked into power strips. [NYDN]
  • NYC has not opened an entirely new subway line since 1940. Here’s why. [City Lab]
  • The City Council wants to add $2M to a task force targeting illegal Airbnbs. [Crain’s]
  • An event at Federal Hall will recreate George Washington’s 1789 inaugural ball. [Untapped Cities]
  • Though subway delays are usually blamed on the antiquated system, recent issues were due to technology installed in 2006. [amNY]


Daily Link Fix

MetroCard, NYC subway, MTA

Photo via Ged Carroll/Flickr (L); Via Essex Street Market (R)

  • If you have nothing else to spend $40 on, you can sign up for a “goat yoga” class in Bushwick. [NYP]
  • Seth Meyers’ wife gave birth to their second child in the lobby of their Greenwich Village apartment building. [Page Six]
  • The City Council’s proposed budget would include $212 million to pay for half-price MetroCards for New Yorkers living under the poverty line. [NYDN]
  • An eight-story hotel proposed for the site next to the historic Merchant’s House Museum is drawing criticism from preservationists. [EV Grieve]
  • Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos’ $6 million Southampton estate finds a buyer. [Curbed Hamptons]
  • Before it moves to its new Essex Crossing location, the historic Essex Street Market will hold a block party. [The Lo-Down]

Daily Link Fix

gowanus canal

Gowanus Canal via Wiki Commons (L); Ray’s Candy Store in the East Village via Marcela/Flickr

  • The MTA is running out of funds to renovate 32 subway stations, so it’s scaled back to 20. [WSJ]
  • Greenwich Village’s beloved Mamoun’s Falafel plans to open in six new cities this year. [Eater]
  • Five months after Gothamist went dark, they’ve joined WNYC, but they need your support to get up and running. [Kickstarter]
  • The EPA is installing new signs that warn anglers about the dangers of eating seafood caught in the Gowanus Canal. [Brooklyn Paper]
  • In May, the city will select an operator to bring dockless bike shares to Citi Bike-less neighborhoods. [NYDN]
  • Bryant Park announced its summer schedule of free, live performances, and it includes classes with the American Ballet Theatre, Shakespeare, and opera. [amNY]
  • For an episode of “Parts Unknown” set to air next fall, Anthony Bourdain goes to East Village favorites including John’s of 12th Street, Veselka, and Ray’s Candy Store. [Bowery Boogie]
  • The 10 most-haunted places in Brooklyn. [Brokelyn]
  • Four years after closing, Keith McNally’s iconic ’90s-era institution Pastis will reopen in the Meatpacking District. [NYT]


Daily Link Fix

Photo via joiseyshowaa on Flickr  (L); NYCHA’s Drew Hamilton Houses via Wiki Commons (R)

  • The New York state budget left out congestion pricing in NYC in favor of a surcharge on for-hire vehicles south of 96th Street. [NYT]
  • A 21-year-old entrepreneur opened a vegan restaurant in Bushwick where diners can pay what they wish. [NY City Lens]
  • 16 art installations and exhibits not to miss in NYC in April 2018. [Untapped Cities]
  • Did you know the first girl to play little league baseball was from upstate New York and dreamed of playing for the Yankees? [WHYY]
  • In response to the scandal over lead-paint inspections, Ben Carson’s HUD has restricted NYCHA funds. [WSJ]
  • How did it take 15 years and $32 million to build the local Hunters Point library? [NY Mag]


Daily Link Fix

Rendering of solar equipment on the roof of the Brooklyn Army Terminal via NYC EDC (L); Chick-fil-A at 144 Fulton Street via Chick-fil-A(R)

  • An outdoor sculpture garden made of trash is coming to the City Reliquary. [Untapped Cities]
  • The city is looking to cover a 100,000-square-foot rooftop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal with solar panels. Residents and business owners would pay for the solar power through a monthly membership fee. [amNY]
  • A five-story + rooftop terrace Chik-fil-A–the largest ever–has opened in the Financial District. [Eater]
  • A new train service between NYC and the Berkshires could launch as soon as 2019. [TONY]
  • The Upper West Side is getting a barber museum. [West Side Rag]
  • 20 cheap “Passeaster” things to do this weekend. [Brokelyn]
  • Go inside 70 West, Harlem’s thoughtfully-designed mixed-income condo. [CityRealty]

Daily Link Fix

American Copper Buildings via Max Touhey (L); Via Pixabay (R)

  • With a 21 percent rise, art overtook recent front-runners wine and classic cars as the top-performing asset class of 2017. [Haute Residence]
  • A NYC bill would make it illegal for employers to demand their workers to respond to work emails during non-work hours. [NBC NY]
  • A Brooklyn workshop will let you make your own neon signs. [TONY]
  • Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein sold his Greenwich Village townhouse for $25.6 million. [TRD]
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company is going to sell LEGO-like blocks to build housing. [Electrek]
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the American Copper Buildings and its skybridge pool. [Untapped Cities]
  • Did you know Amazon has a Trade-In program that lets you turn in used items in exchange for gift cards and discounts? [Apartment Therapy]

Daily Link Fix

MetroCard, NYC subway, MTA

Photo by Ged Carroll/flickr (L); Rendering of Five One Five courtesy of Neoscape

  • The City Council is urging Speaker Corey Johnson to fund the $200 million “Fair Fares” proposal that will provide half-priced MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers. [NYDN]
  • A report from Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that, although the number of subway riders between 5am and 7am increased by 14 percent and those between 7pm and 11pm by 13 percent from 2010 to 2016, the number of trains running during those hours decreased. [NYT]
  • Five One Five, the curved-glass High Line condo from architect Soo K. Chan, has launched sales for its 15 boutique condos. [6sqft inbox]
  • Here are all the new Smorgasburg vendors for 2018. [Eater]
  • Check out this list of NYC’s 30 most active architecture firms. SLCE Architects takes the top spot with 87 active projects. [Arch Daily]
  • Prospect-Lefferts Gardens’ Dreamland Roller Rink will open on April 20th with a David Bowie-themed night. [Brokelyn]

Daily Link Fix

Via Pexels (L); Via Goldman Properties (R)

  • Banksy’s just-unveiled Bowery Wall has already been defaced. [Bowery Boogie]
  • For three months, the Lower East Side will be home to an egg museum. [The Lo-Down]
  • When Coney Island’s Luna Park opens on Saturday, March 24th, you can ride all the rides for just $5. [Brokelyn]
  • The L train shutdown is getting its own documentary. [Free Williamsburg]
  • The city may turn streetlights into high-speed public Wi-Fi hotspots as part of a plan to boost internet access across the boroughs. [NYP]
  • Later this month, the Taxi and Limousine Commission will unveil a pilot program allowing some yellow and green cab drivers to use surge pricing. [Politico]
  • After Frito-Lay, a unit of PepsiCo, cut the pay of its drivers last year by as much as 33 percent, forcing many to quit, NYC stores have run out of their products like Doritos and Cheetos. [NYP]
  • 10 quirky world records set in NYC. [Untapped Cities]


Featured Story

Features, History, quizzes

Last month, Urban Archive hosted their first trivia night, where participants were asked questions about NYC history based on archival photos. If you weren’t able to make it to the event, 6sqft has put together five of the toughest questions, along with their corresponding photos, to test your knowledge.

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