Brooklyn Bridge Park gets $40M donation for year-round rec center, 2nd Ave Deli expansion gets voted down by CB8 … and more

April 19, 2012 05:00PM

1. North Carolina real estate investor wants to be NYT CEO, for at least a week [Romenesko]
2. 2nd Ave Deli expansion gets voted down by CB8 [DNAinfo]
3. JPMorgan Chase Foundation donates $2.5M to help open new schools in low-income Brooklyn and Queens areas [Crain’s]
4. Williamsburg community group fights against outdoor morningtime brunch seating [Brooklyn Paper]
5. UWS water main breaks, nearby businesses and residential building left without water [ABC]
6. Owner of Williamsburg antique store goes to court over allegedly threatening neighbor with power saw [DNAinfo]
7. Workers still at future David Schwimmer home, neighborhood residents say they are not permitted to work yet [EV Grieve]
8. Manhattan community board proposes moving pre-K programs from downtown public elementary schools to one single location [Downtown Express]
9. “Alcohol Alley” on Dyckman Street prompts noise and misbehavior complaints [DNAinfo]
10. Brooklyn community board committee approves landscaping and outdoor seating plan at Fox Square pedestrian plaza [Local]
11. LES residents discuss Seward Park redevelopment at town meeting [Curbed]
12. Photos from last night’s launch of UES townhouse boutique FiveStory [Refinery 29]
13. John Hearst, Jr.’s home can be yours for almost $5M [Curbed]
14. A look at the connection between being green and city size [The Atlantic]