Shout Shit Out

The proposed Warhol Museum (Photo: Curbed)

Astor Place – cool in that neglected kind of way – is getting a major revamp from the City. Over two years, Astor Place Subway Island,  “Alamo Island” (home to that big black cube) and Cooper Triangle will get an 8,000 square foot plaza, 64 trees, thousands of square feet of “new plantings” and 113 new CitiBikes – and maybe turn those barren islands into an urban oasis. [EV Grieve]

A car that failed to yield to emergency vehicles in Greenpoint this afternoon struck an ambulance at the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Huron Street. Three were injured in the collision, one seriously. [DNAinfo]
Lower East Side residents took to Tompkins Square Park to memorialize its recently deceased fixture, LES Jewels – but Parks officials were feeling a little less sentimental when they requested the impromptu work be taken down. [Curbed, EV Grieve]

The LES is jumping on board the East Village summer taco train: Taquitoria opened last night at 168 Ludlow Street; a team from Marc Forgione are behind the standing-room-only snack bar that will keep its menu simple with four flavors of taquitos. [Eater]

Eat, in Greenpoint, pushes back against trendy decibel-bursting restaurants – also usually the priciest – and holds silent meals. Might sound like an overreaction, but trying to talk at the loud kind basically gets you just as far. [Wall Street Journal]

This guy is taking advantage of Brooklyn’s awesome reputation outside of NYC by selling rocks that used to be attached to some part of the borough at four bucks a pop. That’s right, trendy Brooklyn rocks can be yours at “Staten Island prices.” [Gothamist]