The Rat's Nest at the Bank Building

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A 31-year-old East Village man is dead after he fell off his motorcycle while riding on the Williamsburg Bridge at 2:30 a.m. yesterday morning. [NY Post]

Was State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver using a fall guy to cover up his decades-long history with a Lower East Side low-income housing development? [NY Times]

The state appeals court is currently deciding whether rent-stabilized leases can be sold off when a tenant files for bankruptcy, specifically addressing a case brought forth by an East Village woman with a $703/month rent who filed for bankruptcy in 2011. [Wall Street Journal]

According to a new study, Mayor Bloomberg’s “Seaport City” plan—build on top of a Lower East Side landfill, a la Battery Park City—is “feasible.” [Capital NY]

Here are 34 places to watch movies outdoors this summer, including Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, McCarren Park in Williamsburg and Transmitter Park in Greenpoint. [Curbed NY]

Read a history of Noho’s former University Hotel (née Broadway Central, née Grand Central Hotel), an eight-story structure that collapsed in 1973, killing four people. [Off the Grid]

Farm-to-table restaurant Central Station opens in Bushwick this weekend. [Bushwick Daily]

Northern Spy Food Co. in the East Village has ended its two-month search for a new chef. Pete Lipson wil now helm Hadley Schmitt’s former kitchen. [Grub Street]

Prune‘s Gabrielle Hamilton made a completely new menu for her 15-year-old East Village eatery. [Eater NY]

On Bowery, there’s a (formerly) secret gym called ModelFIT favored by Vogue cover girls. [NY Post]

The Fat Radish will open a pop-up restaurant in Rio de Janeiro called Casa Fat Radish to coincide with the World Cup. [Bowery Boogie]

In other LES restaurant news, Sorella, an Italian dining destination for the past six years, will shutter tomorrow on Allen Street. [Eater]

The Cooper Park Down to Earth Farmers Market in Williamsburg opens for the season this Sunday. [Greenpointers]

Next month the Lower East Side will get two new public art projects—”Modern Tapestry” by Ken Sillen, and “Babel Blocks” by Boym Partners. [The Lo-Down NY]

There’s a new NYC blog called, …and now it’s a fucking froyo place.” [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

A group of artists erected a temporary teepee in Williamsburg’s Havermeyer Park. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Tomorrow at noon, the occult Bushwick bookstore Catland will commence with a 24-hour variety show, hoping to reach their $15,000 fundraising goal to built a garden. [The Brooklyn Paper]