Above, Shaun Blonde gets suited up before taking folks for a ride on Olek’s “yarnshaw.” Check out Michael Tapp’s documentary about the yarn-swaddled rickshaw over at Time.
In light of the 12 weekends of G train closures that begin July 6, rumors have begun circulating that Citibank will partner with the MTA to place new Citi Bike stations around Greenpoint and LIC. Greenpointers documents a rep’s verbal gymnastics as he neither confirms nor denies the new stations. [Greenpointers]
The southeast corner of East 10th Street and Fourth Avenue that once housed St. Marx Music has been vacant for years, with graffiti by the anti-Communist Scribbler as its only decoration. It’s now back on the market, and Massey Khanal Realty is asking for a cool $24 million. There are plans to turn the lot into a “nine story mixed-use building with 8 floor through apartments and a bi-level retail space.” [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]
Kanye West’s PR team reached out to Bushwick neighborhood library Mellow Pages last week, asking them to throw a party in their space on Sunday evening so he could shoot a video there. Except they actually didn’t, because the name used on the e-mail was that of a woman who only worked on Yeezus’s media team for a week in 2010. Kanye never showed, obviously, but #MellowYeezus now has a respectable showing on Twitter, and Buzzfeed deemed the event worthy of some screenshot-heavy clickbait. [Brokelyn]
Today’s ungodly heat throughout the borough of Brooklyn was deemed officially “hazardous” by the National Weather Service, which has instituted a heat advisory and an air quality alert through 6 p.m. “Damaging winds and hail” are coming soon, too. [McBrooklyn]
The Department of Transportation launched its WalkNYC campaign yesterday, placing 100 new pedestrian-friendly maps on display throughout the city. The very first one was unveiled on Mulberry and Worth Streets in Chinatown. [DNAinfo]