No, this is not a light installation at a Bushwick warehouse rave. It’s Greenpoint’s newest bridge. The first three lanes of the new Kosciuszko Bridge opened to drivers last night, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony in which Governor Andrew Cuomo stunted around in FDR’s old Packard.
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Governor Cuomo inaugurated the new Kosciuszko Bridge in style today, driving across it in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s old Packard while Polish folk dancers looked on. The ribbon cutting marked the opening of the bridge’s Queens-bound side, a $555 million effort that will be followed by the addition of a Brooklyn-bound span.
New York plans to blow up parts of Greenpoint’s Kosciuszko Bridge this summer, to make way for a new one. [Brooklyn Paper]
The Levee’s new mural features Putin taking off his Trump mask. [Brokelyn]
A Bushwick man pled his innocence in court after being linked to two killings that are over a decade old. [DNAinfo]
Police believe this cyclist is a serial burglar targeting homes in Bushwick and Ridgewood, Queens. [Gothamist]
More than 500 people have RSVPed to attend a rally called, “Defend the Kosciuszko Bridge from Demo with Wolves & Swords,” which is scheduled to take place on July 11, the day the Greenpoint overpass will be blown up. [Brokelyn]
The proprietors of a karaoke spot that wants to open on Ludlow Street, Mini Rex, will attempt to attempt to obtain a liquor license from the state after being shutdown by Community Board 3. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »
East Village musician David Peel died yesterday at age 73, days after suffering a massive heart attack last week. [Brooklyn]
On March 30, a healthy Chihuahua was found inside a trash compactor at the Vladeck Houses project on Jackson Street. Police are offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who helps them catch a suspect, to be charged with animal cruelty. [DNA Info]
A site on the Williamsburg waterfront that was due to get a Trader Joe’s is now being quietly shopped around. [The Real Deal]
A man was found dead of a suspected overdose in a bathroom at Ludlow House. [NY Post]
Maybe not the best time to observe, “A bathroom is just a place to pee and occasionally do drugs in.” [Brokelyn]
This Tuesday at noon, SOCCC [Save Our Charas Community Center] will host a Three Kings Day march from the East Village to City Hall, hoping to convince Mayor de Blasio to save PS 64/CHARAS/El Bohio from developers. [EV Grieve]
Lower East Side landlord Samy Mahfar, who this spring paid $11 million to acquire 102 Norfolk Street, is allegedly trying to rid the building of its rent-stabilized tenants. [Bowery Boogie]
And Jared Kushner’s tenants say they’re also being driven out of the building at 170-174 E. 2nd Street, which Kusher and his partners purchased last year for $17 million. [DNA Info]
Renderings have been released of the improved Kosciuszko Bridge, a $770 million undertaking that will stretch across Newtown Creek from Brooklyn to Queens. The Department of Tranportation has called the current bridge structurally unsound, and it is slated for demolition in 2017. [DNA Info]
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Lola Star is a legendary Coney Island character whose lavish, glittering roller-skate parties are about to descend on Prospect Park. Every Friday night from July 11 through August 29, there’s a different theme to the extravagant parties: Flashdance, Ziggy Stardust, and Saturday Night Fever, to name a few. “Oh, and I just booked some LED unicorns to do a dance routine,” Star tells B+B.
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