NYC families are bringing the suburbs to the city

Today: The reopening of a pedestrian park path, boozy ice cream, and a Queens megadevelopment.

Today’s News

Cyclist Killed by Box Truck Fell Off Her Bike Before Being Struck The truck driver made the left turn from the rightmost lane and did not have the crossover mirror required by city law for large trucks with front blind spots, the spokesman said. (DNAinfo)

NYC families are bringing the suburbs to the city From East End Avenue to Boerum Hill, a boomlet of high-end, low-density buildings — with a focus on family living and open space — is rising. Call it Urburbia. (New York Post)

NYC DOT survey of privately owned streets could end in takeover Lake Avenue in Sheepshead Brooklyn is one of several privately owned streets that the city is considering taking over. (amNew York)

Brooklyn Walkway to Reopen, With Less Bounce in Your Steps After years of delay, the bouncy Squibb Bridge, a pedestrian path that connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, is set to reopen on Wednesday. (New York Times)

Brooklyn Walkway to Reopen, With Less Bounce in Your Steps


MetroPCS Robber Locks Employees in Bathroom Before Stealing $2K When a worker went to show the man a couple of models and turned his back to the suspect, the robber took out a black handgun and placed it to the employee’s head. (DNAinfo)

MetroPCS Robber Locks Employees in Bathroom Before Stealing $2K

Local Color & History

Hannibal Buress, Your Neighborhood Ambassador to Williamsburg Hannibal Buress talks about his favorite places in the neighborhood. (Village Voice)

Food & Drink

The Absolute Best Egg Sandwich in New York Is there a more venerated New York sandwich than the bodega egg-on-a-roll, that whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts marvel and bedrock of urban culinary life? (Grub Street)

The Absolute Best Egg Sandwich in New York

Pizza, A Brooklyn favorite That good old-fashioned pie is still made across the borough in pizzerias where the pizzaioli stretch the dough casually but competently as staffers sit on molded plastic benches at Formica tables and build cardboard pizza boxes for delivery. (Brooklyn Reporter)

Pizza, A Brooklyn favorite

Yellow Magnolia Cafe Raises the Bar for Museum Fare in Brooklyn Critic Robert Sietsema takes a first look at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden spot from chef Rob Newton. (Eater)

Boozy Ice Cream ‘Barlour’ to Serve Up Liquor-Infused Scoops in Kips Bay The bun is classic poppy-seed kaiser from a Bronx bakery and the cheese good old American, but the bacon (or ham or sausage) is housemade. (Grub Street)

Real Estate & Development

Sales Launched for Luxury Homes at Former Site of Brooklyn Hospital Homes, including condos and townhouses, range about $2.55 million to more than $8 million. (Mansion Global)

Construction to Proceed on Seven-Building, 2,400-Unit Halletts Point Mixed-Use Project in Astoria The Durst Organization and Lincoln Equities Group are planning to move forward with the rest of the Halletts Point mixed-use mega-development planned in eastern Astoria. (NY YIMBY)

12-Story, 180-Unit Mixed-Use Affordable Project Filed at 405 Dumont Ave. Dunn Development Corp. and the New York City Housing Authority have filed applications for a 12-story, 180-unit mixed-use building at 405 Dumont Ave., located within the Van Dyke Houses public housing complex in Brownsville. (NY YIMBY)

Jersey City’s newest luxury rental, Ellipse, launches from $2,600/month The 41-story building comes with 381 apartments, and overlooks the Hudson River. (Curbed)

(Feature photo, Wilson Rivera; Other photos: Google Street View)

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