Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday Links and Highlights
Well it's been a few days and nobody is worse off from the usual wear and tear (well, my ankle is, see highlights, vacation). There's no better way to start off the week than a look towards the big stories coming up.
The Brooklyn Paper has shot right out of the post-Thanksgiving gate with an update on the Water Taxis on the East River, an interview with the Reverend Billy Talen, a FOIL request regarding Daniel Goldstein's property value, and a look at the Brooklyn Bridge Park development.
Over at The New York Times, there' s an interesting article about charter schools and public schools in disputes over available space (Williamsburg is the lede), community murals on roll-down metal gates (following a Council vote), and Nikki Bagli's dad has an important story about whistleblowers.
And with a look at old friends, Ben Muessig is doing good work unearthing a DOT move to take away 14 blocks of bike lanes along Bedford Avenue in South Williamsburg, while Reid Pillifant questions whether Speaker Quinn has the juice, Jimmy Vielkind wonders who put the senators in charge, and Juliet Linderman parties with Keanu Reeves on night and Vito Lopez/ Billy Thompson the next morning. Somewhere there's a picture of Keanu and/or Vito serving pumpkin pie to families in need. Guess we'll have to wait until Friday.
Looking towards Community Board 1 tonight, Rose Plaza was a big story at the Land Use Committee last Tuesday (the Brooklyn Paper got 50 responses over the holiday) though it doesn't seem to be on tonight's agenda.
In its final issue of the year, GQ released its Top 25 Douchey college list and thank God my school isn't on it. Guess who's number 1. (Hint: what do Steve Levin, Mark Winston Griffith, Lincoln Restler, Rachel Lauter, Laura Braslow, and Adriana Young have in common?)
More GQ: The magazine goes behind the scenes in Greenpoint to check out Boardwalk Empire, Martin Scorcese's HBO project. Are there any Polish vampires? No, but they've got Omar from The Wire!
Finally, you there. Yeah you! Want a preview for the Broadway Triangle? No problem. See you Wednesday.