Morning Links: Goodbye to St. Vincent’s, Picasso Sells for $106.5 Million, Teens Say Twitter Is for Old People


• People are writing goodbye notes to St. Vincent’s on the plywood now covering the emergency room’s former ambulance loading ramp. Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York has photos. Among the sentiments: “Fuck you Bloomberg! May you break a leg on 7th Ave & 10th!”

• BP execs have conceded that the ruptured oil well in the Gulf could “conceivably spill as much as 60,000 barrels a day of oil, more than 10 times the estimate of the current flow.” The company is trying to promote its cleanup effort through grassroots efforts like town meetings and social media outlets. Meanwhile, the oil is still spilling

• Picasso’s Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust has earned the title of most expensive art ever: It sold for $106.5 million at Christie’s last night.

• New York State’s highest court has said nonbiological parents in same-sex relationships should be treated the same as biological parents, slightly expanding the rights of gay and lesbian couples.

Teens think Twitter is lame. “It’s something for adults who feel like it makes them hip or something.”

• In its review of US Airways Flight 1549 ditching in the Hudson River 16 months ago, the National Transportation Safety Board has made 33 recommendations for safety improvements.