Ellis Island to reopen for Lady Liberty’s birthday, de Blasio sings new tune on pedestrian plazas … and more

October 23, 2013 05:17PM

1. Ellis Island, shuttered since Sandy, to reopen for Lady Liberty’s 127th birthday [NYDN]
2. Bill De Blasio sings new tune on pedestrian plazas [Capital NY]
3. Swedish firm White Arkitekter to design Rockaways’ 80-acre Arverne East development [Curbed]
4. Frank Gehry to kick off first London project at Battersea [Bloomberg]
5. Smorgasburg vendor Bombay Sandwich Co. to open Flatiron cafe [DNAinfo]
6. Landmarks Preservation Commission delays vote on adding condos to Brooklyn Heights Cinema [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
7. Residents rally against Washington Heights slumlord [NYDN]
8. Fifth Avenue site in South Park Slope goes for $8.5 million [NYO] — Julie Strickland