Daily Link Fix

Daily Link Fix

Gowanus via Wally Gobetz/Flickr cc (L); Webster Hall via Flickr cc (R)

  • After being closed for nearly two years for renovations, Webster Hall will reopen on May 1st with a show from Patti Smith. [Gothamist]
  • Check out the progress of the glassy office tower rising about Downtown Brooklyn’s Macy’s. [Brownstoner]
  • A bill introduced in the Senate wants to make baseball New York state’s official sport. [amNY]
  • These 10 historic Gowanus buildings could be lost without landmark protections, but a newly formed group wants to save them. [Untapped Cities]
  • Shake Shack now has catering trucks. [Grub Street]

Daily Link Fix

Chrysler Building via Pixabay (L); Google Street View of the Starbucks at 76th and Columbus

  • In East New York, the city is looking for artists to beautify Broadway Junction. [BK Reader]
  • While most neighborhoods are fighting to save their small businesses, a group of Upper West Siders is petitioning against the closure of their Starbucks. [New Yorker]
  • Artist James Turrell has asked MoMA PS1 to close his installation “Meeting” since construction at the former 5 Pointz site is obscuring its sky views. [NYT]
  • Experts weigh in on what should be done with the Chrysler Building. [Curbed]
  • Con Ed wants to raise gas and electric rates in New York City and Westchester County. [WSJ]
  • Did you know Staten Island has a Booze History Museum? [NYT]

Daily Link Fix

Images: Via Flickr cc (L); Via Wiki Commons (R)

  • These $15 socks were inspired by the Carroll Street subway stop’s “lawn green” and “hunter green” wall tiles. [NYP]
  • Target’s small-format store in Kips Bay is hiring 80 employees ahead of its April 7th opening. [NBC]
  • The East Village’s Punjabi Deli has served as a hangout, rest stop, and safe haven for cab drivers for 25 years, but its future is uncertain. [Roads & Kingdoms]
  • The Q train: “The only train younger than World War II” with “the nobody peed in here subway smell.” Did you see Leslie Jones’ ode to the Upper East Side on SNL? [Gothamist]
  • This spring, Cadman Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn is getting an interactive art installation consisting of a playable handball court. [Bklyner]

 

Daily Link Fix

Gracie Mansion via NYC.gov (L); Via Flickr (R)

  • As any good New Yorker knows, roaches don’t die. So to show your sweetie how much you love them this Valentine’s Day, name one of the Bronx Zoo’s Madagascar hissing cockroaches after them. [Bronx Zoo]
  • The Essex Street Market is seeking artists to design a mural for their forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. [Bowery Boogie]
  • Gracie Mansion’s new exhibit, “She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York,” includes works by 44 female artists and collectives. [NYT]
  • Green space or affordable housing? Inside the fight over the Elizabeth Street Garden. [Curbed]
  • The Mayor has announced an NYPD crackdown on illegal parking to speed up buses. [NYC Mayor’s Office]
  • The Vandewater, the “first luxury residential tower in Morningside Heights,” has launched sales. [CityRealty]

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Rendering via S9 Architecture for Wegman’s (L); Via the Mayor’s Office (R)

  • The city’s first “package-free” grocery store has opened in Bushwick. [Grub Street]
  • In more grocery store news, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s forthcoming Wegman’s is hiring for its fall 2019 opening. [Bklyner]
  • An Andy Warhol-themed bar called The Factory 380 has opened in Murray Hill. [WSJ]
  • Mayor de Blasio announced a new $100 million program that will guarantee health care to all New Yorkers, serving the 600,000 who are currently uninsured regardless of income or immigration status. [Office of the Mayor]
  • This month, check out these 32 indoor and outdoor art installations. [Untapped Cities]

Daily Link Fix

Rendering via Robert A.M. Stern Architects (L); Via Pexels (R)

  • Did you know the oldest surviving mosque in the country is in Williamsburg? [Bedford + Bowery]
  • This unemployed, 21-year-old Bronx man monitors frustrated Tweets to the MTA all day every day. [NYDN]
  • See the 42-story condo tower planned for the Union Theological Seminary’s campus in Morningside Heights, which will help finance a multi-million-dollar renovation of the historic buildings. [CityRealty]
  • NYC traffic deaths dropped to 200 in 2018, the lowest since the city began tracking such deaths in 1910. [NYT]
  • Ditmas Park’s “Little Pakistan” neighborhood will have its main stretch co-named “Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way,” after the founder of Pakistan. [BKLYNR]
  • Check out this cool new map of “Trailblazing Women of the Village.” [GVSHP]

 

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Bike lanes via Flickr cc (L); Guggenheim via Wiki Commons (R)

  • The city added more than 20 miles of protected bike lanes in 2018, bringing the total to 1,217 miles. [NYC Mayor’s Office]
  • Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, including the Guggenheim, have been nominated to be World Heritage Sites. [Curbed]
  • Get a tour of Amy Sedaris’ quirky, theatrical Greenwich Village apartment. [The Cut]
  • Ever hear of Christmas lard bread? This Carroll Gardens bakery has been making it for 90 years. [Bklyner]
  • Go inside the new Nitehawk Prospect Park on opening night. [Brownstoner]
  • Meet the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bryant Park Santa! [amNY]

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L train, nyc subway, mta

L train via Wiki Commons (L); TWA Terminal courtesy of MCR and Morse Development. Photo by Max Touhey. (R)

  • This Thursday night, Governor Cuomo will tour the Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tunnel and “personally” vet the L Train shutdown plans. [amNY]
  • Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will run a restaurant and a lounge inside the TWA Hotel, which will bring back some classic dishes from in-flight TWA menus from the 1950s and ’60s. [NYT]
  • Is Manhattan West trying to compete with Hudson Yards’ foodie options? Restauranteur Danny Meyer has teamed up with Brookfield Properties for an anchor restaurant, and the developer also announced a 20,000-square-foot food hall. [WSJ]
  • The Fearless Girl statue is unveiled at her new Stock Exchange home. [abcNY]
  • After a year-long debate, the LPC votes in favor of landmarking rules changes. [Brownstoner]
  • You can own the one-time Harlem home of Justice Thurgood Marshall for $500K. [CityRealty]

 

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Via Public Domain Pictures and Flickr cc (L); Via Wiki Commons (R)

  • Despite calls to remove it, the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [NYP]
  • Visit the last chess shop in NYC. [The Atlantic]
  • Amy Poehler has opened a wine store in Park Slope. [Eater]
  • How Staten Island is keeping brick-and-mortar retail alive and repurposing its shopping malls. [CO]
  • MTA president Andy Byford announced the appointment of an “internationally renowned signaling expert.” [MTA]
  • Free winter weekdays have begun at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and will run through February. [Brownstoner]

 

Daily Link Fix

Frida Kahlo self portrait via Wiki Commmons (L); Google Street View of Continental Bar (R)

  • Check out this year’s holiday window displays. [Untapped Cities]
  • Meet the man who provides picture-perfect avocados to 120+ NYC restaurants. [Eater]
  • A huge Frida Kahlo exhibit will open at the Brooklyn Museum in February. [WSJ]
  • And a retrospective on New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is open at the SVA Gallery. [NYT]
  • Citi Bike will offer membership discounts through the end of the year. [6sqft inbox]
  • After 27 years, the East Village’s iconic Continental Bar (where five shots of anything go for $12) announced it will close on December 15th. [NYP]
  • Dreamland Roller Rink will open a massive outpost at Industry City. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

 

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