Thursday, February 21, 2008

My Morning Read

Bob Guskind at The Gowanus Lounge, who does the borough a daily service by sharing his expertise on building in Brooklyn, had an excellent article yesterday, illustrated by great graphics, about what's at stake in the battle for Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg.

As I wrote yesterday, we can have a power plant or a park. Click on the link above to check out the proposed park's designs and then decide for yourself what you'd prefer. If we don't get involved, the choice will be made for us - and we all know how well that usually winds up.

On a more cheerful note, there's a new arts center for kids and their parents in the Slope that sounds like tons of fun. Now all I have to do is get some kids. Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn has the story about the Hootenanny Art House at 426-429 15th Street.

OTBKB also lists her top ten favorite stores that have opened (or are about to open) on 5th Avenue in the past year. #5 is Soula Shoes, the store where The Brooklyn Optimist got the cool sneakers he often receives compliments about.

Unfortunately, as new stores open, old ones disappear. Brooklyn Heights Blog has a troubling story suggesting that Armando's Restaurant Bar could soon be out of business. Armando's, whose famous sign has been a fixture on Montague Street since 1936, once enjoyed Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and The Brooklyn Dodgers as regulars.

Twin Peaks fans will enjoy this piece over at New York Shitty. While you're over there, write Miss Heather a nice email about how much you enjoy her blog. She could use some cheering up.

The Gothamist interviews Matt Berninger
of Brooklyn's rising star indie rock group The National. The group's playing BAM this weekend.

And McBrooklyn's got cool photos of last night's majestic lunar eclipse.

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