Fourth of July NYC 2015: Martin Tanahey Playground

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Police released surveillance video of two attempted burglars who pepper sprayed a Bushwick man to gain access to his apartment on June 30. [Pix 11]

One of the tourists who took a selfie in front of the East Village explosion aftermath in March is now a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee. [Fox News

A six-month-long resurfacing project began yesterday on FDR Drive. [CBS NY]

Designer Brian Wood opened a skater and streetwear shop at 147 Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

A local food writer has been keeping a virtual diary of the developments at his rooftop garden in Alphabet City. [The Daily Meal]

To celebrate its 57th birthday today, IHop will charge customers just 57 cents for three buttermilk pancakes until 7 p.m. [The Skint]

Macaron push-pops are now on sale for $5 each at Lafayette bakery in Noho. [amNY]