Public Pools, Church Condos, & VICE’s $$$ – The Hook Up (6/27)
A 21-year-old jumped off the Kent and N. 1st Street pier around 5am on Thursday and was immediately carried away by the current. Police are continuing to search the water for him. Although the East River often looks calm, it has deceivingly fast moving currents and swiftly changing tides that can push swimmers north at a rapid rate of approx. 1.5 nautical mph.
Bushwick is becoming home to too many bars, according to the local Community board that wants to prevent the neighborhood from becoming an all hours party zone.
The co-founder of Five Leaves is opening a sister restaurant in downtown L.A.’s brand new Ace Hotel. And with a Stumptown coffee bar inside the restaurant (complete with baristas spinning vinyl), you won’t even realize you left Brooklyn.
Say what you will about VICE’s content, but the Williamsburg-based media company’s stakes are currently being fought over by Time Warner, Disney, and Rupert Murdoch/FOX (who already owns some shares). VICE is currently valued at $1.5 to $2.5 billion. I guess articles about eating your own semen really do pay…