Red Rooster’s World Cup Party; Polo Dobkin’s Meadowsweet Opens
But it looks a little robotic.By Justin Davidson
Mister Softee doesn't count.By Alyssa Shelasky
Plus a seafood menu from Um Segredo's David Santos.By Jenny Miller
And more of today's leftovers.
Architect Thom Mayne looks to weave Roosevelt Island into the heart of the city.By Justin Davidson
Either Cornell or Stanford, probably.By Caroline Bankoff
And the occasional Swedish contractor.By Nitasha Tiku
Not as a hospital for an extinct American disease, of course. But as a café!By Chris Rovzar
Will A-Rod really move to 15 CPW? Will we be able to watch strippers and eat steak and feel classy all at once in Chelsea? Tough questions abound in today's boroughs report!
The Wonder Wheel is 88! On 8/8/08! Whee! Climb aboard the daily boroughs report and drink in the view!
The real nannies of Park Slope, Roosevelt Island's Animal House potential, the great Fort Greene flea smackdown, and a few bits more in our (whew!) week's-end hood-scanner.
Edward Albee is being used to market a condo, a cat-beating sicko lurks the streets of Queens, and Staten Island turkeys are being given mandatory abortions. The city's gone mad, in our daily boroughs report.
And they tell the only knock-knock joke that has surprised us in a really long time.
Doing your business in a shiny "pod" in Chelsea's new Jade, sailing the lifeguard chairs at Coney, independent media going corporate in Riverdale, and more, in our daily boroughs dispatch!
Roosevelt Island may not get its ferry so soon, the Rockaways may get a $19 mil library … and Union Square Park–goers will still get free hugs! Even more gets in our daily boroughs report.
Now that's a plot for Darren Star's new show. Also Schnabel spotted near his pink palace! And a pink turtle in Billyburg, in our daily borough report.
Less rice in Jackson Heights! Less theater space in the Village! And one less groundhog on Roosevelt Island. All that and more (less?) in today's boroughs report.
Bay Ridge: Gotta love this "crazy super," whose psychotic signs routinely threaten to kill tenants who don't take out their trash properly. [Right in Bay Ridge] Bedford-Stuyvesant: Elation erupts upon news of an imminent Duane Reade: "No longer will we have to drink Tropical Fantasy ginger ale. We'll be able to step it up a notch with the effervescence of Schweppes." [Bed-Stuy Blog] Greenpoint: A colony of feral cats will have to be displaced as part of plans for a concrete waterfront park here, which will include a twelve-foot view-blocking fence. [Newyorkshitty]
Astoria: Councilman Vallone, if you thought you could just put that preconstructed, toxin-belching smokestack there on 37th Street and nobody would notice, you were sadly mistaken. Oh, and "you're slowly turning the area into a ghetto," too, by the way. [Queens Crap] Carroll Gardens: If you give this "Ivy-educated" author, psychologist, educator, and editor a free place to live, he (she?) will be your shrink and write your memoir. Yeah, we've heard that one before. [Pardon Me for Asking] Harlem: They're standing by original funk-soul brother Bill Clinton up here, especially with that Obama being "a nice white middle-class guy." Ouch! [NYT]