Junk in the trunk

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Congrats to local winners at the James Beard Foundation Awards, including Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, David Chang’s Lucky Peach magazine, and (soon to be local?) April Bloomfield. [JBF]

Yesterday morning a man in his 30s was found dead on the Williamsburg Bridge from an apparent suicide. Whether he jumped or was hit by a vehicle was not immediately clear. [Daily News]

Mayor de Blasio announced a 10-year, $41 billion plan to build/preserve 200,000 affordable homes citywide. [CBS NY]

Friday the fresh juice food truck The Squeeze (currently parked in Union Square) will open its first brick-and-mortar store in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Based on decoy operation carried out by the State Liquor Authority at 74 liquor stores across the city, Brooklyn is the easiest borough for minors to purchase alcohol. Fifteen of the 16 Brooklyn liquor stores the SLA visited sold alcohol to a minor, said Governor Cuomo. Here is a list of all the NYC liquor stores now facing fines, including five in the East Village. []

On the Lower East Side, The Little Shoe Store relocated from Orchard Street to Grand Street. [Bowery Boogie]

Eleven spaces will participate in the next Greenpoint Gallery Night on Friday, which also marks the first anniversary of the free, thrice-yearly event. [Greenpointers]

The 14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival will take place outside the Eldridge Street Synagogue on June 8. [Bowery Boogie]

Here’s the Mediterranean-inspired menu at Contrada, the East Village restaurant replacing Calliope. [EV Grieve]

The Oh Sees and CHVRCHES will play free shows at next month’s Northside Festival. RSVPs are required; to be notified when it’s time to RSVP, register here. [Brooklyn Based]

Where the Rainbow Theater once stood in Williamsburg, a 56-unit apartment building (which will also allocate ground-level real estate to retail and community use) is almost ready for renters. [Brownstoner]

Meanwhile, century-old Williamsburg warehouse will officially become an 36-unit apartment complex next month. Rents at the N. 10th Street site will start at $2,600/month for one-bedrooms, $4,000/month for two-bedrooms, and just under $6,000/month for three-bedrooms. [Curbed NY]

The property at 86 Delancey Street/118 Orchard Street–which currently houses the Lower East Side galleries The Rox and Wallplay–is on the market. [Massey Knakal Reel]

Watch craftsman at Let There Be Neon forge Russ & Daughters Café’s new sign. [The New Yorker]

Between January 2013 and this past March, cab riders filed 54,000 reports for misplaced items such as a beer pong table, a robot, $15,000 in fertility drugs, 200+ musical instruments, almost 700 pieces of jewelry,  a dog, and human cremains. [DNA Info]

In Brooklyn on June 13, Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Roman Coppola will embark on a London-bound, Grand Budapest Hotel-themed cruise with fans who pay as much as $19,000 for tickets. [Vulture]