The Closing: Brooklyn Gets a Marathon; The Hudson River has Apparently Turned Red; Madonna is Still a Young, Rocking Rebel (and Civil Defendant)


Crain’s is asking which NYC neighborhood is “the hottest” (Meanwhile, Mayor Mike & Co. are crossing their fingers and looking skyward for FiDi to win). [Crain’s]

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Launching its own marathon is yet another sign of Brooklyn’s inevitable, creeping secession plan. [NYC Runs]

Here’s a feel good story: The Hudson River seems to be running red like a signal of the apocalypse. [Gawker]

Volunteers picking up glass in Ft. Greene Park picked up some broken glass… fifty pounds of broken glass! [Brownstoner]

You know it’s a trend when East Harlem wants bike lanes. [StreetsBlog]

NYC real estate bloggers rejoice! A Karl Fischer building is facing foreclosure. [Curbed]

So the Germans won’t give Greece any money, but they are giving us a new supermarket chain? [Crain’s]

Sentencing is over in the Riverdale Temple trial. [NY Post]

Some love for the model apartment decor at Long Island City’s “The Yard.” [ApartmentTherapy]

A new beer garden for South Brooklyn (are these still newsworthy?) [Brownstoner]

The rationale for why Obama is still pushing more, bigger and better infrastructure projects nationwide. [StreetsBlog]

Madonna’s newest ploy to prove she’s not getting too old is brilliant; she’s getting sued by her neighbors for making too much noise. That youthful scamp. [NY Post]