Rockaway Beach 2014: Fort Tilden

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

The site of the recently closed BP gas station in the East Village sold for $32 million. [The Real Deal]

In Greenpoint, repairs are underway at the India Street pier, and a spokesperson for the city’s Economic Development Corporation said that the pier could be back in service by next weekend’s start of the five-week-long G train shutdown. [Gothamist]

A parcel of 50 commercial properties in Bushwick—including the former Rheingold brewery site  on Flushing Avenue—sold for $11.25 million. [Brownstoner]
Soup dumpling spot The Bao will open soon in Pan’s former space at 13 St. Mark’s Place. [EV Grieve]

More than 50 bands will play this year’s four-day 1.21 Gigawatts Festival in Bushwick, which continues through Sunday. Tickets are $13 per day, or a festival pass is $22. [Bushwick Daily]

New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni will now serve as artistic director. [Gallerist NY]

Here’s a round-up of six top Bushwick art shows for the remainder of the summer. [Bushwick Daily]

Ootaya, a Japanese home-style restaurant with two NYC locations, will open a third at the corner of 11th Street and University Place. [Eater NY]

Meet Greenpoint’s self-proclaimed film industry watchdog, 53-year-old Rolf Carle, who documents the neighborhood movie and TV shoots on Facebook and files complaints when he deems something amiss. [DNA Info]

Look inside new East Village restaurant Unidentified Flying Chicken, which just replaced Après. [Eater NY]

See what it’s like to canoe across Newtown Creek—without subjecting yourself to the chemicals of a Superfund site—with this slideshow. [Curbed NY]