If you’ve been awake for the past 48 hours or so, you’re probably well aware that it is, in fact, the month of July which means some of you, dearest readers, may be wondering, “Where the hell is that floating barge bar you promised me?” Rest assured, the Brooklyn Barge Bar is not lost at sea — rather she’s docked and nearly ready for seafaring (we jest, the barge itself will remain at the landing, historic boats and scuba excursions will do the launching). “It looks like it’s far from being finished, but it’s actually really close,” owner Will Drawbridge explained. “There’s some final bits of paperwork to do and then we’ll be done.”
The State Court of Appeals unanimously approved NYU’s $6 billion expansion plan yesterday. [NY Daily News]
Sunday morning around 4 a.m., three men punched a drunk man and stole his phone on Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]
On June 23, a woman visiting an apartment on Eagle Street in Greenpoint had hot soup thrown on her right arm and leg by her prospective new roommate, a man police are now trying to find. [Brooklyn Paper]
Cellphone video captured a man striking teenage girls who were mid-fight on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg Thursday. Police are investigating the incident. The man is reportedly the father of one of the teens in the video. [ABC 7 NY]
Changes to the B26 and Q58 bus lines have Bushwick residents up in arms. [News 12 Brooklyn]
A car overturned in a crash early Wednesday evening on McGuinness Avenue in Greenpoint. No one sustained serious injuries. [Gothamist]
Police say 10 thieves entered a sneaker store on Bushwick’s Broadway and stole a bevy of merch. [Brooklyn Paper]
If you’re paying attention to anything right now beyond your piña colada, first of all, stop, but second of all we’re guessing you’re also sensing there’s a shakeup coming our way real soon. Election-talk is starting to dominate the airwaves, and legislative sessions are coming to an end with groundbreaking decisions like Albany’s approval of the wood frog as our state amphibian (finally!). But let’s set all that aside for a moment, because soon enough we’re going to be treated to a wildly entertaining mud-slinging contest and lucky for us, we have an unprecedented cast of totally insane characters who are willing to do horrible things to one another to win the crown. Before we’re spoiled by such comedy, take time to reflect on the tumultuous life of a figure whose ideals matter now maybe more than ever, and reserve your right to gawk at the banality of the human condition– it’ll make you feel a little bit better about this disappointing world, maybe.
Here it is, folks. If you’re looking to plunk down on the avenue and get a buzz on while your fellow denizens scurry to and fro as if there’s more to life than slurping oysters in God’s great outdoors, this is the only map you’ll need all summer. Give it a gander to find most every bar and restaurant with sidewalk seating in the B+B domain. And go ahead and bookmark this bad boy, because we’ll be adding to it throughout the summer to make it still more comprehensive. It’s like the Boss said: when you’re out in the street, you feel all right.
Reported by Jaime Cone and Paula Ho
The Greenpoint resident who was hit by a motorcyclist while crossing Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg on June 11 died five days later. He was 27 years old. [Gothamist]
Hudson Dipede, a two-month-old boy found dead in a high-end Williamsburg condominium on October 17, died of a head trauma, according to police. [NBC NY]
A man relaxing on an LES park bench Friday morning had his phone and wallet taken away at knifepoint by two assailants. [DNA Info]
Gov. Cuomo announced that he and leaders of the state legislature have worked out the “framework” of an agreement that would renew current rent laws but increase to $2,700 the rent at which an apartment can be deregulated. [Gothamist]
Casey Holloway, who is 32 and homeless, was charged with sexual abuse against a 26-year-old woman Sunday night outside 24 E. 7th Street. [NY Post]
A woman was arrested for throwing bleach in a man’s eyes on Clay Street in Greenpoint last Thursday morning. [Brooklyn Paper]
We’ve got a lot to look forward to this summer when it comes to film, we’re rather pleased to hear about a couple of serious outdoor film fests spotlighting movies for film heads. But if rain does hit or you get sick of sunning it up in favor of a cold, dark, refrigerator-like vacation from people and sun-fun and this most jolly of seasons, you’ve always got our humble lil list to tap for ways to escape. This week, we’ve got a film about the whirlwind romp that was one French DJ’s life, one very important wig, and the cray cray life of a Beach Boy.
An unidentified man from the Netherlands, 24, was found dead yesterday inside the tunnel at the 3rd Avenue L train station. [NY Daily News]
James Taylor will sign copies of his new album, Before This World, today at 3:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Union Square. And tonight at The Cornelia Street Cafe, local literati will partake in a reading of Patti Smith’s work (6 p.m., $8 admission includes one drink). [The Skint]
Surveillance video has been released of the man who police believe assaulted a 36-year-old woman on Bushwick’s Starr Street around 12:30 a.m. Friday. [NY1]
Dallas BBQ in the East Village closed for emergency repairs after multiple gas leaks were found on the premises. [NY1]
See a rendering of how 600 Bushwick Avenue will look when the former garage is converted to a 64-unit rental property. [NY YIMBY]