The Peril of the Birds, Plus Election Aftermath — The Hook-Up 4/22

That's Ted Cruz territory in yellow. All hail the Sewage King. (via New York Times)
That’s Ted Cruz territory in yellow. All hail the Sewage King. (via New York Times)
What’s stopping Greenpoint’s birds in their tracks? A discussion on the North Brooklyn Community page on Facebook brought attention to a weird prevalence of dead birds (and even a hawk) around the bus stop on the corner of Lorimer and Driggs, supposedly after flying into the glass.
 
As you’re surely all aware, Bernie’s best electoral NYC performance took place in Greenpoint. What you don’t know is that Ted Cruz’s also did. He didn’t just win by one vote, though. He won with one vote. Yeah, just read the thing.
 

Re: shutting down Riker’s Island: the city’s looking into it. But apparently it’s looking at Greenpoint as a potential site for a new satellite jail where it can transfer inmates.

The latest news in the L Train saga is that the city is setting its sights on 2019 as closure time. But things are still inconclusive.

 
Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park are backing a suggestion from Borough President Adams that the city sell bonds based on the property taxes from an office complex planned for the Williamsburg waterfront to bring the promised park to fruition.
 
Meet Greenpoint’s chile queen: her Eagle Street Rooftop Farm crops have resulted in a thriving empire of spicy.
 
It’s almost SummerScreen weather, which means it’s high time we penciled in our outdoor movie dates. Here’s this year’s lineup for McCarren Park.
 
The Kosciuszko Bridge is coming down, but first, the Department of Transportation wants to hear your fond memories. Here’s one: “I once got stuck here between, 1 [a.m.] to 4 a.m. I will never forget that night.”
 
An unfortunate side effect of warmer weather is the uptick in upskirt creeps. Five were arrested during an especially warm week in March, and Greenpointers recently received a tip that a frequent rider of the B48 bus is a regular offender.
 
Happy five-year anniversary to Saint Vitus, which is gearing up for five more with a preemptive embrace of Greenpoint’s changing population.
 
Did you know that Greenpoint is home to NYC’s tallest pole? That’s “pole” for “pole-dancing,” but sure, it’s not hard to imagine that the city’s tallest Pole also lives here.
 
Great news! The building that houses Greenpoint’s most expensive condo (which sold for $2.1 million) is lowering its branches to include a few units that are priced for the mortals. A piece of the pie can be yours for only $800,000!

About Steph Koyfman

Steph divides her time between writing about stuff happening in 2015 and dancing to jazz-era music. She calls the swanky Newtown Creek waterfront home. Follow her on Twitter: @stephkoyfman

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