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New Kosciuszko Bridge Opens Tonight, and FDR’s Packard Has Already Crossed It

(Photo: governorandrewcuomo on Flickr)

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.

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McCarren Park Pool’s Summer Return; Free Pet Adoption Drive in Greenpoint

Next month, according to the Newtown Creek Alliance, the Kosciuszko Bridge will merely be disassembled and “will not be exploded.” [Gothamist]

Today swim season officially returns to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park Pool. [Free Williamsburg]

Free four-legged friends will be available for adoption this Sunday afternoon at Petland Discounts on Manhattan Avenue. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Bushwick Burglar on a Bike; Mini Rex Continues Quest for LES Liquor License

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 »

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David Peel Dies at 73; Dog Found in LES Trash Compactor

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]

Landlord Dean Galasso has been indicted for six charged mortgage fraud-related charges stemming from his 10-unit property at 43 Essex Street. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Goodbye, Glasslands; Greenpointers Finds a Buyer

Shredded on Christmas day

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Glasslands shuttered at the start of 2015. Scroll through dozens of photos from the Williamsburg music venue’s final show on NYE. [Gothamist]

Thanks to new owner Julia Rhi, Greenpointers is off the market. [Greenpointers]

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]

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Snack Dragon Will Close in East Village; Party at Space Ninety 8

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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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LED Unicorns on Roller Skates? Yes, Please

Lola Star at the pop-up rink in Prospect Park. (Photo courtesy of Lola Star)

Lola Star at the pop-up rink in Prospect Park. (Photo courtesy of Lola Star)

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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