Daily Link Fix

Daily Link Fix

Photo via CitiBike (L); Photo: Goodwill NYNJ (R)

  • The NYPL’s new Culture Pass, a program that gives library card holders free access to 30+ museums, had more than 2,000 applications on its first day (and crashed the site!). [amNY]
  • Dentures, trumpets, prosthetic limbs–a rare look inside the subway’s lost and found. [Vice]
  • Discounted Citi Bike memberships were previously only available to NYCHA residents, but now New Yorkers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be eligible as well, paying $5/month instead of $15. [Office of the Mayor]
  • In an attempt to challenge Amazon, FreshDirect is opening a huge new South Bronx warehouse that will allow it to double its business. [Bloomberg]
  • Goodwill’s plan to attract young, trendy shoppers starts with a “curated” boutique on the Upper West Side. [Racked]
  • A 150-year-old pipe organ in St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral may fall silent. [VOA News]

Daily Link Fix

Jump dockless ebike

Photo via Jump Bike Company (L); via Collective Retreats (R)

  • As the NYC Ferry hits five million passengers since its launch last year, the first larger, 350-seat boat has arrived in New York Harbor. [NYC Ferry]
  • NYC’s first-ever dockless bicycles arrived today on the Rockaways as part of a city-wide pilot program. [Office of the Mayor]
  • S’mores around a fire, 1,500 thread-count sheets, and the island to yourself–here’s what it’s like to spend $650/night glamping on Governors Island. [amNY]
  • Norman Foster will design pro-bono a new boathouse for Harlem nonprofit Row New York. Designs are expected to be revealed this fall. [Art Daily]
  • Union Square’s famed Coffee Shop, known for its model staff and “Sex and the City” cameos, will close after 28 years due to rising costs. [NYP]
  • How the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign got its powerful design. [Fast Co.]
  • At $1,500, Midtown’s Baccarat Hotel is serving the country’s most expensive ice cream. [CNBC]

Daily Link Fix

Via Jet.com (L); Bruce Springsteen via Wiki Commons and 39 Institute Street via Coldwell Banker (R)

  • How the saga of Trump City foreshadowed the president’s chaotic path to the White House. [Politico]
  • Jet.com, a subsidiary of Walmart, will build a fulfillment center in the Bronx, from which it’ll offer same-day grocery delivery. [Business Insider]
  • Bruce Springsteen’s childhood home in Freehold, NJ sold for $255,000. [APP]
  • LinkNYC kiosks will display unrealized projects from “Never Built New York.” [Curbed]
  • Brooklyn’s only Papaya King has closed. [Grub Street]
  • This Google engineer commutes every day from his North Jersey home to Chelsea office via rowboat. [NYP]
  • Was the Long Island Iced Tea invented in Long Island, NY or Long Island, Tennessee? [MEL Magazine]

Daily Link Fix

Nathan’s hot dog eating contest via Michael Tapp/Flickr (L); NYC flood zone map (R)

  • This Sunday, go on a free tour of the Little Red Light House in Washington Heights, Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse. [NYC Parks]
  • After a counting error with Joey Chestnut this year, the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest is considering using technology to monitor plate weights. [ESPN]
  • After a July 1st fire, FiDi’s Dead Rabbit, voted the world’s best bar, said it was closed indefinitely, but it will now reopen on the 19th. [Metro]
  • 12.4 percent of new residential units in NYC are being built in high-risk flood zones, up from 10.7 percent in 2014. [NYT]
  • Developer Two Trees says famed Bushwick pizza restaurant Roberta’s will open a second location at their Domino Sugar development in Williamsburg. [Eater]

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NYC affordable housing

Via Wiki Commons (L); Via Pixabay (R)

  • Twenty years ago, Grand Central underwent a massive restoration. See what it looked like before. [Untapped Cities]
  • NYCHA needs $32B over the next five years to address unmet capital repairs, including mold and lead paint exposure, with $25B needed within one year. [Politico]
  • Thinking of setting off some fireworks on Wednesday? Read this first. [Metro]
  • Meet 26-year-old Haley Dragoo, the woman behind the MTA’s website and twitter alerts (don’t hate the messenger!). [NYT]
  • One Manhattan West’s concrete cour topped out last week at 900+ feet. Hear from the contractor about how this particular method of construction works. [CityRealty]
  • FiDi bar the Dead Rabbit, voted the “world’s best bar,” is closed indefinitely after a fire. [NBC]
  • The Horticultural Society of New York has opened the city’s first public greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in Hamilton Heights. [Edible Manhattan]

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Coogan’s Restaurant in Washington Heights, via CityRealty (L); Via Wiki Commons (R)

  • Is Washington Heights the new Williamsburg? The upper-Manhattan ‘hood has 50,103 millennial residents, the most in the city. [NYP]
  • See photos of Staten Island’s abandoned boat graveyard in the ’80s and 2000s. [Curbed]
  • Mayor de Blasio announced a $400 million initiative to renovate 2,400 NYCHA apartments across 21 public housing developments in Brooklyn and Manhattan. [Office of the Mayor]
  • Greenpoint’s Polish community may be fading, but its only Polish-language weekly newspaper is thriving. [Columbia Journalism Review]
  • A Camden, NJ assemblyman has proposed a food trail in the state to honor the late Anthony Bourdain. [Grub Street]
  • The long-awaited “Ocean Wonders: Sharks” exhibit at the New York Aquarium opens this Saturday, with more than 115 species of sea creature. [Bklyner]

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Hudson Yards food hall, Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards restaurants, Elkus Manfredi Architects

10 Hudson Yards rendering courtesy of Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group (L); Photo courtesy of Silverstein Properties (R)

  • The City Council is introducing legislation that will open information centers and create a position for someone to hear gripes about the L train shutdown. [NYDN]
  • José Andrés’ Spanish food hall for 10 Hudson Yards will be called Mercado Little Spain and open next spring. [Grub Street]
  • Which New York City borough would win an all-out Civil War? [Vice]
  • Selling MetroCard swipes is illegal, but for some New Yorkers, it’s a way of life. [NYT]
  • The MTA has hired its first-ever Accessibility Chief to bring elevators and other accessible features to subway and bus customers. [MTA]
  • Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority invited a group of street artists to paint colorful murals on the construction fences surrounding the recently opened 3 World Trade Center. [TONY]


Daily Link Fix

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]

Daily Link Fix

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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