Shouts from the City, Avoiding the iPhone Line, and Bed-Stuy’s Development


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As the 20th anniversary of the Tompkins Square Park riot approaches, three shows take place in the park. Have you ever seen a punk-rock streamers? [Neither More Neither Less]

Apple’s cult of clean, shiny style continues to grow. So does the iPhone line. But there’s a way to avoid the queues. [Racked]

Queens Boulevard (a/k/a Boulevard of Death for bikers who have had over 100 accidents per year on its dangerous roads) are demanding the city to turn it into a ‘complete street’ with a protected bike lane. [Streetfilms]

Bed-Stuy, the alleged upcoming hipster haven, might take longer to develop than everyone thought, reported the Times. Bed-Stuy bloggers asked readers to represent their community and say whether the article got it right, particularly as it talked smack about their neighborhood. They got a heated response. [Bed-Stuy Banana]

As the city cuts spending for senior centers, Chinese-Americans take care of their elders in a bi-borough fundraiser. Two thousand participants walked from Columbus Park in Manhattan, over the Brooklyn Bridge, to Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn, and eventually back into Manhattan. [McBrooklyn]

Land under the new Yankee stadium is worth $45 and $275 per foot, according to two different appraisals. Rep. Dennis Kucinich demanded more accurate documents than the ones drawn up from estimates of Manhattan land values for a Bronx property. The report should be completed by fall. [Daily News]

Business leaders chose Mayor Bloomberg as their 2009 candidate. If the city council will reform the law, he might go for a third term even though he claims he won’t be running again. [Gothamist]

The MTA is sure attracting a lot of attention these days, so much, that they’re now being audited. Bloggers noted stories that already show malpractice just last weekend: 19,000 hours of unnecessary overtime and staffing of closed stations. [2nd Ave Sagas]