(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Mayor de Blasio’s proposed 16-mile Brooklyn-Queens Connector was endorsed by urban planners who studied the specifics of the project. [Politico NY]

Veterans of LA eatery Gjelina recently partnered with restauranteur Ken Friedman to open a two-story Noho restaurant at 45 Bond Street. [Eater NY]

Saluggi’s Pizza will replace The Comfort diner at 399 Grand Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

On Sunday, gluten-free Elisa’s Love Bites Dessert Atelier debuted inside The Loom marketplace in Bushwick. [Bushwick Bomb]

Check out the wares inside just-opened Troll Hole, a feminist book shop and sex emporium located inside a Knickerbocker Avenue laundromat. [Bushwick Daily]

Tonight in the East Village, The Strangers Project journaling initiative will fete its pop-up at The Alchemist’s Kitchen with a free party tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. (RSVP here). [The Skint]

And street artist OPTIMO NYC proposed to his now-fiancee via a Knickerbocker Avenue mural this weekend. [Bushwick Daily]