Weekend Linkage: Park Slope in the News This Week

Weekend Linkage: Park Slope in the News This Week
  • “I remember feeling grateful, and humbled, as I ate chubby little malfatti, pasta-less dumplings of ricotta and Swiss chard, naked as larvae, and sublime.” In her review of Bar Corvo, Al di Là’s new Crown Heights outpost, NYT food critic Ligaya Mishan waxes poetic on her first time at the now-legandary Park Slope staple.
  • More Park Slope eats in the Gray Lady this week: People’s Pops, which specializes “deeply fruity frozen confections,” plans to keep their new Union Street storefront a seasonal affair. But if all goes according to plan, says the Times, we can eat our rhubarb popsicles all year long — People’s Pops will soon be available in grocery stores.
  • You know who’s not afraid of the law? Bed bugs. The New York Post reported that the critters have invaded the holding cells at the 78th Precinct station house at 6th Ave and Bergen.
  • Gothamist has bad news for stranded Brooklynites: “Yesterday, a judge halted the Bloomberg administration’s proposal to permit livery cabs to pick up street hails in the outer boroughs and in upper Manhattan.”
  • According to Metro New York, more than 500 New Yorkers belong to GooseWatch NYC, a preservation effort aimed to save Prospect Park geese who have been USDA targets ever since a pair of the birds brought down Flight 1549 three years ago. “Armed with digital cameras and cell phones,” the volunteer team is “at the ready to photograph if and when the city’s geese will be culled this summer.”