Ghost Towns and Old Bones

Flushing: Time to buy a new bathing suit! Or, um, ice skates? The plush, $66.3 million Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Natatorium and Ice Rink is opening today. [Curbed]
Lower East Side: Loud messy construction from Jason Pomeranc’s hotel at 200 Allen Street and Morris Platt’s 26-story condo on Orchard Street has turned the surrounding blocks into “a ghost town.” [NYO]
Lower Manhattan: Signs that speak of the World Trade Center in the present tense will be removed. [NYT]

Park Slope: The librarians at the Park Slope Library need to take a few cues from Park Posey’s character in Party Girl. They’re so lackadaisical, patrons are considering defecting to — horrors! — Barnes & Noble. [Gowanus Lounge]
Staten Island: Councilman Michael McMahon rises up against big, bad foreclosure signs. [NYO]
Washington Square Park: Park activists unveil photos of ancient poor-people bones! Spooky. [Villager]