The Closing: $20 Million Annually for 9/11 Memorial; A Tribute in Beef; Hipster Poetic Perfection

The Federal Government might pay out $20 million a year for upkeep on the 9/11 Memorial site. [Crain’s]

An intimate look at another local memorial, this one in Brooklyn Heights. [Brownstoner]

If ground beef makes you emotional (what are you? made of stone?), this is the most touching 9/11 tribute that you will have the pleasure of experiencing. [NY Mag]

If you prefer chicken wings, try the Hooters 9/11 commemoration. [Jezebel]

One Senator is opposing National transportation legislation because bike paths just don’t work… in his native Alabama.(Whuck?) [StreetsBlog]

Will Brooklyn get its “Skyscraper District?” We’ll soon find out. [WNYC]

The DOT’s controversial Union Square pedestrian plaza is being declared a success… by the DOT. [NY Times]

Typical: The City Council gets caught in their own procedural rules like a dog chasing after its tail. Atypical: It manages to extricate itself and pass meaningful bike legislation. [StreetsBlog]

Some Kensington residents are taking flood repair into their own hands after waiting, and waiting, for the city to do its job. [WindsorTerraceBlog]

The most hipsterific sentence your will read today: “Brooklyner” condo residents will soon have Stumptown Coffee in the building. [Curbed]

 

The Closing: $20 Million Annually for 9/11 Memorial; A Tribute in Beef; Hipster Poetic Perfection