Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is putting her sprawling 3,000-square-foot penthouse in Brooklyn Heights up for sale, Variety reported. Asking $9 million, the four-bedroom apartment at 160 Henry Street spans the full top floor. The private wraparound terrace, with Manhattan and Statue of Liberty views, may be the highlight of the pre-war home. Or it could be the bedroom with the hot-pink walls and ceiling.
- A Kid-Friendly 3D Printer?: Engadget showcases a printer that is easy enough for a kid to use… or let’s be honest, it’s easy enough for us to use.
- Is Jamaica, Queens Back in the Rezone?: Jamaica, Queens has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the city. The Wall Street Journal wonders if the recently revived rezoning projects is enough to bring the neighborhood back.
- Bjork Heads to Brooklyn: A Matthew Barney just purchased a dilapidated townhouse in Fort Greene for $1.99 million. The New York Observer asks, is it THE Matthew Barney and Bjork?
- A Pen That Can Write in Any Color: Remember those color-picker pens you just loved as a child? Well this is that times 4 million. Architizer shows off the new Scribble pen that has 16 million color possibilities.
- Seven Swimming Spots Near the City: The days of high heat and humidity are closing in on us and some of us have a crippling fear of sharks. (Not that we know that from experience or anything.) The Gothamist has seven swimming holes that are calmer than the Atlantic – and hopefully further from Jaws.
- Satellites Cleared to take Photos at Mailbox Level: Satellites are now allowed to photograph items as small as a foot. Gizmodo explains why this is a good thing.
Images: Bjork (left), Kid-friendly 3D printer (right)