No, this is not a light installation at a Bushwick warehouse rave. It’s Greenpoint’s newest bridge. The first three lanes of the new Kosciuszko Bridge opened to drivers last night, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony in which Governor Andrew Cuomo stunted around in FDR’s old Packard.
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After several weeks of delays the long-awaited demolition of Greenpoint’s old Kosciuszko Bridge began yesterday, despite the intercession of a band of sword-waving and wolf-wielding marauders. (The “new” Kosciuszko Bridge has been in use since April.)
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning in Williamsburg, a 33-year-old man sustained multiple skull fractures when a group of assailants attacked him with a baseball bat. [NY Daily News]
Demolition of Greenpoint’s former Kosciuszko Bridge, anticipated for July 2017 before being scheduled for this Sunday, has now been postponed to an unspecified date. [The Brooklyn Paper]
Governor Cuomo inaugurated the new Kosciuszko Bridge in style today, driving across it in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s old Packard while Polish folk dancers looked on. The ribbon cutting marked the opening of the bridge’s Queens-bound side, a $555 million effort that will be followed by the addition of a Brooklyn-bound span.
A man was hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after sitting on the edge of Bushwick’s Kosciuszko Street subway platform, obstructing an incoming train. [NY Post]
In a move that was prematurely anticipated earlier this summer, on September 24, two sections of Greenpoint’s Kosciuszko Bridge will reportedly be detonated. [DNA Info]
New York plans to blow up parts of Greenpoint’s Kosciuszko Bridge this summer, to make way for a new one. [Brooklyn Paper]
The Levee’s new mural features Putin taking off his Trump mask. [Brokelyn]
A Bushwick man pled his innocence in court after being linked to two killings that are over a decade old. [DNAinfo]
It’s going down.
The old Kosciuszo Bridge has finally received its death date; Governor Cuomo announced that it’ll be fully demolished Sunday.
East Village musician David Peel died yesterday at age 73, days after suffering a massive heart attack last week. [Brooklyn]
On March 30, a healthy Chihuahua was found inside a trash compactor at the Vladeck Houses project on Jackson Street. Police are offering a $2,500 reward to anyone who helps them catch a suspect, to be charged with animal cruelty. [DNA Info]
A site on the Williamsburg waterfront that was due to get a Trader Joe’s is now being quietly shopped around. [The Real Deal]
A man was found dead of a suspected overdose in a bathroom at Ludlow House. [NY Post]
Maybe not the best time to observe, “A bathroom is just a place to pee and occasionally do drugs in.” [Brokelyn]