City Green Space May Go Subterranean

For more local news, including plans for a city park similar to the High Line, only in a decrepit former trolley terminal under Delancey Street, the revelation that the F.B.I. may have decided not to pursue a suspect in a terror case, Jose Pimentel, because of the role an informer played and a look inside Westbeth, the first federally subsidized artist’s colony in the Village, see the N.Y./Region section.

Here is what City Room is reading in other newspapers and blogs.

Fifteen people were arrested at Baruch College after protesters tried to crash a board meeting for the City University of New York to challenge a tuition increase. [Daily News] (Also see The New York Post, City Room and The Wall Street Journal.)

A Bronx man committed suicide by jumping into the Harlem River, hours after marrying the mother of his children. [New York Post]

The Wall Street Journal reports that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and labor leaders are discussing the use of private and public pensions to pay for construction projects like refurbishing the Tappan Zee Bridge. [Wall Street Journal]

Strong winds might ground some of the city’s favorite balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. [Daily News]

Brooklyn prosecutors announced the arrests of four people charged with prostituting young teenagers. [Daily News] (Also see City Room and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle.)

Major delays may loom before the opening of the memorial at ground zero because of a $156 million financial dispute between the Port Authority and the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. [Daily News]

A Brooklyn judge rejected a pimp’s request to be classified as an expert witness in his rape and robbery trial. [New York Post]

The Department of Transportation placed a battery of orange barrels to deter speeding bicyclists in Prospect Park. [Brooklyn Paper] (Also see Gothamist)

The former son-in-law of a reputed Bonanno consigliere was arrested by federal agents and charged with setting up the armed robbery of a card game run by the Bonannos. [Daily News]

Di Fara Pizza in Midwood, Brooklyn, rated by Zagat’s as the best pizza in the city, was shut down by the health department after failing an inspection. [Daily News] (Also see Gothamist.)

An interview with Cliff Matias, director of the Brooklyn-based Redhawk Native American Council, about Thanksgiving’s history and American Indians’ relationship with the holiday. [Metro Focus]

Sixteen families in the Alfred E. Smith Housing Project on the Lower East Side face the grim prospect of a Thanksgiving without gas service. [DNA Info]

The Atlantic Yards documentary “Battle for Brooklyn” has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. [Brownstoner]


Clyde Haberman is on vacation.

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