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Photo: NYC Parks McCarren pool Evidence of Being: Conversation with pioneer Wlsbrg artist Richard Humann  [Dante] A newly unemployed mother’s musings: A cool blog [Melifera] 3rd Ward’s free fall magazine is hot off the presses / Click to download copy: [3rdWardMag] Schumer, Beyonce and Jay-Z Hang Out at Williamsburg’s Pool Party [BrooklyntheBorough]

Sunday Story // The Art of Losing a Vespa

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His beloved Vespa motor scooter had been stolen. We were staying a night in Northern Westchester County with a friend. I noticed it missing, early morning, when I let the dog out. I went back to the bedroom.

“Dharma, Are you awake? Your bike isn’t out back.”

The Daily Photo + Links

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Photo: Curbed Birthday celebration for Michael Jackson in Prospect Park  [RollingStone] ‘MOTH’ spreads wings to radio  [NYPost] Pioneer resto Planet Thai shuttered (and looking for new space?)  [Curbed] Otte Gives Williamsburg Two Week’s Notice  [Curbed] URBAN ART PROJECTS to present a multi-disciplinary festival [LydiaBell]

The Daily Photo + Links / weekend

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Photo: Lord of the Lines / Quotes Daddy *on rain* 37 Artists participating in ’09 Whitney’s Biennial, 70 Greenpoint Av, 8/28-30  [ArtCat] TransAlt Sponsoring Council Debate at Automotive HS, 9/1, 7pm  [TransAlt] Bloomy ain’t the only mayor in town  [BrooklynPaper] Open call for vendors for new Greenpoint Food Market  [updownacross]

Avella/Thompson Face Off in 1st Public Debate

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Photo: James Keivom The night started off sweet, with Democratic mayoral contenders Tony Avella (left) and Bill Thompson (right) paying their respects to Sen. Ted Kennedy, whose passing swept the news in the morning. Then the gloves came off, and both candidates went swinging, their attacks landing not on each other, but on Mayor Michael  More > >

The Daily Photo + Links

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Photo: Barbara Dziegielewska Brooklyn “Bicycle Man” Brings Hasids and Hipsters Together  [Forward] Book Review: “Bargaining for Brooklyn”–sociologist N. Marwell (A. Short) [BushwickBK] Humour: blog post about taking a trapeze class at Streb Lab  [NoisiestPassenger] Glasslands Gallery seeks part-time interns  [GraphicDesign]

The Daily Photo + Links

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Photo: Nathan Kensinger FEAST grantee Brooklyn Torch (money makers) on Brian Lehrer  [NPR] Sound Fix is fixin’ to move to Berry & North 11, “bigger and better” [SoundFix] CB #1 Transportation Chair Teresa Toro Opinion Post-Rezoning  [GreenpointStar] FREE BIKE! When you sign up for any annual 3rd Ward membership [3rdWard] Environmental group Times Up! hosting bike tour of Newtown  More > >

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A Reporter looks at financials behind the new Finger building: “The Albero”  [UrbanDigs] NYC Guide to Flea Markets, many in Williamsburg/Greenpoint  [LifeStyler] Look Up!  It’s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s a rooftop chalet!  [HuffPost] Michael Jackson to be celebrated in Prospect Park  [BrooklynVegan]

The Daily Photo + Links / weekend

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Photo: BlackBookMag Artists & Fleas Summer Blow-out!  [ArtistFleas] The weekend’s 5 big events, and what to do after  [TimeOutNY] Pulaski Bridge Repairs To Begin  [BrooklynEagle] Celebrating the life of Carlos Alvarez  [NYPost]