In Greenpoint, the WNYC Transmitter Park volunteers, who want the city to turn an empty building on the premises into a botanical learning center, were dismayed Thursday when the Parks Department instead began soliciting proposals for a (liquor license optional) restaurant.
[DNA Info]

Police patrolling Bushwick seem to be increasingly less hospital to ephemera-selling street vendors. [Bushwick Daily]

Adelina’s on Greenpoint Avenue will host a $50, five-course vegan dinner tonight, with the proceeds benefitting Woodstock Animal Sanctuary. Tickets available here. [Greenpointers]

Starting Monday, the new, three-room Bowery Beer Garden will boast a 40-item beer list and 80 TV screens. [DNA Info]

A matcha spot called Setsugekka debuted yesterday at 74 E. 7th Street. [EV Grieve]

Broome Street’s The Lucky Bee will sell its South Asian fare this summer at a pop-up in the Hamptons. [NY Post]

Pigeons, a soft-psych band that formed in the Bronx, will open for Sonic Youth veteran Thurston Moore next month at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Vegan]

A free rooftop gardening class will take place Thursday night at the Greenpoint Library. [Greenpointers]