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Anthony Bourdain getting an ice cream cone from his friends at the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in 2011, via mkeneally/Flickr (L); Verrazano Bridge via Wiki Commons (R)

  • In remembrance of “one of NYC’s most rollicking food celebrities,” this list rounds up some of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite spots and thoughts on his home city. [Eater NY]
  • In 1983, a group of Park Slope neighbors created an unusual communal yard. It still remains as “a special slice of nature.” [CityLab]
  • A permanent Nutella cafe will open near Union Square. [amNY]
  • It was christened the Verrazano (with one Z) Bridge in 1960, but it honors the 16th-century explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, with two Zs. The State Senate will likely change the spelling. [NYT]
  • The Seattle-based Museum of Pop Culture is eyeing a second home in Midtown. [WSJ]
  • Longtime Lower East Side residents are voicing their gentrification concerns over the Essex Street Market’s forthcoming home in a new report. [The Lo-Down]

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570 Broome via BUILTD/SOM (L); Katz’s pastrami via Wiki Commons

  • At Soho condo 570 Broome, a NASA-approved cladding technology on the facade fights grime and air pollution. [WSJ]
  • Get a first look inside Williamsburg’s new food hall. [Gothamist]
  • The history of NYC’s lost neighborhoods. [Curbed]
  • The evidence is piling up that Amazon will choose Washington, DC, for its HQ2. [Business Insider]
  • A firehouse and a police station in Far Rockaway–“outstanding examples of early-20th-century civic buildings”–were designated as landmarks. [LPC]
  • To celebrate its 130th anniversary, Katz’s launched a pastrami subscription service. [Grub Street]

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Boerum Hill Historic District - Hoyt and Bergen

Boerum Hill via Wiki Commons (L); Skyline via Pexels + Bitcoin via Pexels (R)

  • The Boerum Hill house tour returns on Saturday, June 2nd. [Brownstoner]
  • Though it’s already the top chain in NYC, Dunkin’ Donuts will roll out 60 more stores in Manhattan over the next three years. [TRD]
  • Essex Crossing’s giant food hall the Market Line announced four more vendors, including LES favorites the Pickles Guys and Doughnut Plant. [amNY]
  • The Instagram circus known as the Ice Cream Museum returns this summer serving its own line of ice cream (which will also be for sale at Target). [WSJ]
  • Staying in the city this weekend? Here are the best waterfront restaurants mapped. [Eater]
  • A five-unit rental building in Bushwick will be the first of its kind when a local startup introduces blockchain technology there. [NYT]


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Via Allbirds (L); Photo courtesy NYU Langone/Donald Lipski (R)

  • In a Jersey City development race, it’s Kushner versus Kushner. [NYT]
  • A statue of a 38-foot-tall Dalmatian balancing a yellow cab on its nose was unveiled outside NYU Langone’s new Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. [TONY]
  • A year after the Freelance Isn’t Free Act went into effect in NYC, freelancers recovered $254,866. [Next City]
  • Whole Foods is now selling home decor. [Fast Co. Design]
  • Trendy Soho shoe brand Allbirds has teamed up with Shake Shack on a limited-edition sneaker that’ll be available at the original Madison Square Park burger outpost on Thursday. [Grub Street]
  • Robert Indiana, the pop artist behind the iconic “LOVE” image, has passed away. [CNN]

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Extell, East Village, EVGB, Target, new developments, rentals

Extell’s EVGB, where the new Target is located (L); NYC Ferry (R)

  • Reality star Bethenny Frankel shows off her newly renovated, 4,000-square-foot Soho artist’s loft. [Arch Digest]
  • The East Village’s first Target set an opening date of July 21st. [Curbed]
  • Did “Sex and the City” inspire you to move to NYC? If so, the Times wants to hear your story. [NYT]
  • An interview of 60 NYC Ferry riders shows that they’re mostly “higher-income New Yorkers taking advantage of subsidized ferry rides to avoid subways and buses.” [Village Voice]
  • Until March, when actress Patricia O’Grady passed away, she was paying only $28 a month for her Greenwich Village apartment, up from the $16 she paid when she moved in in 1955. [NYP]
  • This Saturday, go on a historical scavenger hunt in Yorkville and East Harlem. [Urban Archive]
  • Legendary NYC fashion photographer Bill Cunningham is getting a career-spanning retrospective at the New-York Historical Society. [ArtNet]


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  • Despite nearing the end of its feasibility study, the BQX streetcar was left out of the city’s 2019 budget, pushing it back a year (if it’s to happen at all). [Crain’s]
  • Meet the people who respond to the 2,500 mostly-angry tweets the MTA and NYC subway receives every day. [WSJ]
  • The South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 announced that its inaugural rooftop concert series will kick off with performances by Amy Schumer and Kings of Leon. [TONY]
  • Looking for a quiet place to eat? A new app bills itself as the “Yelp for noise levels.” [Metro]
  • How two 2012 decisions by the MTA–one to slow down trains and another regarding worker safety–pushed the subway into its current crisis. [NYT]
  • Though pedestrian deaths are down overall, advocates believe the city must still do more to achieve its goal of zero traffic-related deaths. [Curbed]
  • Starting June 1st, Films on the Green will bring French gastronomy films to parks around the city. [French Embassy]

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Kanye West via NRK P3/Flickr (L); Windsor Castle via Wiki Commons (R)

  • Unsurprisingly announced via a tweet, Kanye West is launching his own architecture firm called “Yeezy home.” [Curbed]
  • The Brooklyn and Queens Borough Presidents want the MTA to make the subway stations that will absorb displaced L train riders wheelchair-accessible. [amNY]
  • On May 19th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot in Windsor Castle. Here are 10 alternative events happening right here in NYC to mark the occasion. [Untapped Cities]
  • A pizza and bocce bar is coming to the Union Square Pavilion this summer. [Eater]
  • Coney Island residents feel the NYC Ferry is unfairly bypassing their waterfront neighborhood. [BK Daily Eagle]
  • Don’t miss the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s plant sale, the “largest collection of plants in the metropolitan area.” [Brownstoner]
  • Morpholio has released a new feature called Smart Fill, the world’s first area calculator for live design sketching. [Morpholio]

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Tenements via Pixabay (L); Frieze Art Fair 2018; photograph by Raimund Koch

  • A new report found that Airbnb caused NYC rents to rise 21.6 percent between 2009 and 2016; this cost renters an additional $616 million in 2016 alone. [NYT]
  • Frieze art fair is taking over Randall’s Island this weekend. Check out the “temporary town” of white tents designed to host the event. [Dezeen]
  • Don’t miss GVSHP’s spring house tour this Sunday, a chance to tour some the Village’s most stunning homes. [GVSHP]
  • The city unveiled a plan to address all 13 Harlem River crossings to better connect Manhattan and the South Bronx. [NYT]
  • How to be fit when you’re broke. [Brokelyn]
  • Outdoor movies, music performances, yoga–all the free things to do at Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. [amNY]
  • Trader Joe’s new Soho store will open on Friday, May 18. [Tribeca Citizen]
  • How experts use Instagram to market real estate. [CityRealty]
  • You know about NYC’s iconic black-and-white cookies, but how about black-and-white donuts? [TONY]


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Rendering of Prospect Park’s new Flatbush Avenue entrance, via Prospect Park Alliance (L); Mayor de Blasio via Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

  • The northeastern perimeter of Prospect Park, at Flatbush Avenue, is getting a $5.6M restoration that includes two new entrances–the first since 1940. [Untapped Cities]
  • Mayor de Blasio revealed his proposed 2019 budget yesterday, and it has an entire category dedicated to “hits from Albany,” including $254 million to “address mismanagement of State-run subways.” [NYC Office of the Mayor]
  • … and it doesn’t include half-priced MetroCards. [WNYC]
  • On the other side, Governor Cuomo announced that he’s set aside $1.4B for projects in Brooklyn. [NYP]
  • Take a peek at the South Bronx’s first “luxury” condo. [Welcome2TheBronx]
  • The UWS’ new Trader Joe’s, on Columbus Avenue between 92nd and 93rd Streets, will open on Friday, May 4th. [West Side Rag]
  • Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting a series of eerie concerts in its catacombs. [TONY]


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The Museum of Pizza promo via Nameless Network (L); Via Jason Kuffer/Flickr (R)

  • First the ice cream museum, now the egg museum, and come October, the Museum of Pizza. For $35, you’ll be able to tour “marvelously-’grammable” rooms like a cheese cave and a pizza beach. [Eater]
  • Governor Cuomo and transit leaders say that ultra-wideband radio might be the quick fix for the subway system’s dilapidated signals. [NYT]
  • Several City Council members want to reserve up to 80 percent of curbside parking spots in some neighborhoods for residents. [NYT]
  • Will Jersey City’s tax revaluation mean an opportunity for apartment buyers? [Brick Underground]
  • The “Apple Store of cannabis” has just opened on Fifth Avenue. [Curbed]
  • How Astoria’s family-owned roastery White Coffee has endured since 1939. [WSJ]
  • This weekend, the Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl returns with 30+ indie bookshops. [Brokelyn]
  • With new high-end residential developments and some spectacular renovations of architecturally significant buildings, City Hall Park may be the next hot ‘hood. [CityRealty]


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