B.D. White and Jilly Ballistic

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

The Pod Hotel — which offers teeny, space-capsule-like rooms in its two midtown locations — is opening a 100,000-square-foot third branch on Driggs and North 4th in Williamsburg.  [Brownstoner]

Lena Dunham gave a speech last night in the Meatpacking District lamenting gentrification. [Gothamist]
Somebody put a dead shark on the N train in celebration of shark week. It already has its own Twitter handle, obviously. [DNAinfo]

There will be an open meeting with Community Board 1 to discuss the looming Greenpoint Landing waterfront development next Tuesday. [Greenpointers]

The line-up for Silent Barn’s Holy Smokes! Music and Arts Festival in September has just been announced. [Bushwick Daily]

The Greenpoint-based Booklyn Artist’s Alliance challenged the neighborhood to create a 24-page collaborative zine in 24 hours, and they succeeded. [Brokelyn]

Assembly speaker and Grand Street resident Sheldon Silver announced his official support for an East River Ferry stop at Grand Street, an idea first raised by an online petition this past June. [The Lo-Down]