Submit your questions for a debate between Daniel Squadron and Letitia James on Tuesday, and do your part to help settle the Public Advocate runoff election. [Gothamist]
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Park officials may have been able to banish the LES Jewels memorial from Tompkins Square Park, but they probably can’t do anything about an in memoriam mural that appeared of the neighborhood fixture in Venice Beach, California. [EV Grieve]
If, every morning, the burning thought on your mind is, “If only I were filthy rich so I could support my obsession with designer clothing!” then we have got some topical news for you. Next Saturday, September 28, you can sate your extravagant sartorial tastes and leave your cash (or most of it) behind, because our friends at Hester Street Fair will host its fourth annual Stylist Tent Event and offer top-of-the-line garbs at “flea market” prices.
Astor Place – cool in that neglected kind of way – is getting a major revamp from the City. Over two years, Astor Place Subway Island, “Alamo Island” (home to that big black cube) and Cooper Triangle will get an 8,000 square foot plaza, 64 trees, thousands of square feet of “new plantings” and 113 new CitiBikes – and maybe turn those barren islands into an urban oasis. [EV Grieve]
A car that failed to yield to emergency vehicles in Greenpoint this afternoon struck an ambulance at the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Huron Street. Three were injured in the collision, one seriously. [DNAinfo] More →
With Community Board 1 having weighed in on what could be 5,000 new housing units headed for the Greenpoint waterfront, it was the Borough President’s turn last night to hop on board the project’s lengthy civic vetting process.
Residents, city officials and representatives of 77 Commercial Street filled the Borough President’s courtroom and gave testimony before members of Marty Markowitz’s office.
These days, a lot of creative work emerges at the intersection of artistic impulse and new technology: think 3D printing and paper sculptures cut from lasers. Problem is, the tools to make it cost a lot of money, and artists aren’t known for having a ton of that.
Now 319 Scholes, an exhibition space in Bushwick, is doing its part to fix that problem. More →
The sixth annual Bushwick Film Festival will take place at Light Space Studios from October 3 to Oct. 6. Five full-length features and ten short films will be shown from local and international filmmakers; you can also take in live music, Q&As and some panel discussions. [Bushwick Daily]
All right, Single Brookynite Females, we know you think you’ve got a bad lot in the dating world but, apparently, you might be the problem. A survey determined you are the least likely subset of single females any-where to respond to messages from dudes who message you online. Or Brooklyn men are just terrible writers. [Brokelyn] More →
McCarren Park’s future continues to look brighter: last spring, its pedestrian path received a desperately-needed repaving; now, it’s set to expand by appropriating a street (which separates the track and dog run) as additional park grounds. [DNAinfo]
East Village board shop is expanding east to Williamsburg and giving new life to defunct pinball hangout Satellite Lounge. Its new identity is Jackbar, and you’ll be able to play cool games with tiny silver balls there, too. 
Believe it or not, The Standard’s new lobby isn’t the biggest news out of Cooper Square. Across the street, the venerable Village Voice has quietly slipped out of 36 Cooper, where it’s been headquartered since 1991, and has set up shop in, yes, the Financial District.