Tuesday: Rebuilding Brooklyn and Fighting for Manhattan

  • Two planes crashed in 1960, killing several and destroying a Park Slope block, not to mention a community. Over 40 years later, the site finally sees new life–in the wake of a residential boom, no less. (New York)
  • Bogota inspires Bronx with … a bicycle path!(WNYC)
  • Metropolis gets poetic about 7 WTC: “It was a cold, clear autumn night and the view from the 49th floor, lit by LED-filled balloons, was just astonishing. For the first time it seemed that this replacement for the old 7 WTC, an unexceptional 1980s granite-clad tower that caved in at 5:28 p.m. on September 11, was not just a snappy speculative building but a genuine piece of architecture.”
  • The NYPD is watching. But maybe the 500 extra cameras will protect us against those nasty shakedowns. (Unless, you like that.) (AP)
  • Miuccia Prada is here to reopen her store–skateboard ramp intact–with the inaugural exhibition “Waist Down.” But some people just care about wearing the label, not the clothes. (Sigh) (New York)
  • Enjoy the (annoying) attention of tableside service at these fine dining institutions. (New York)
  • Or, enjoy homestyle cooking and booth seating at Red Hook newcomer Good Fork. (New York)
  • Big Love in Staten Island: “Run as a nonprofit, Ganas is possibly New York City’s only experiment in affordable communal living that doesn’t require you to join a cult.” (New York)
  • Arch rivalry between eyebrow shapers. It’s just too good. (New York)
  • Don’t mistake vegans for some sandal wearing peaceniks. They’ll kick your ass with socialist fervor. (Metro)
  • - Riva Froymovich