The Columbia football team is first place in the Ivy League (Columbia Spectator) — In their best start to a season since 1996, the Lions are winning!
A Legoland theme park is slated to open outside NYC in 2020 (Daily News)— State officials announced that a 170-acre Legoland theme park will open outside of New York in 2020. Sort of exciting, sort of terrifying.
Research discovers the most germ-laden surfaces in NYC (Men’s Health) — Citi Bike handlebars were among the top offenders.
City rejects Dyker Heights’ permit request for Christmas lights (Brooklyn Daily Eagle) — The request was filed by Community Board 10 in the hope of better regulating the annual street festivities.
The iconic Lord & Taylor in Midtown will become a WeWork (Bloomberg) — In a sign of the times, the flagship location of one of the city’s oldest department stores will become a co-working space.
De Blasio’s affordable housing goal will be met ahead of schedule (The New York Times) — Mayor de Blasio announced that his administration will meet its target of creating 200,000 units of below-market-rate housing by the end of 2022, two years ahead of schedule.
Diller Island plans back from the dead (6sqft) — Billionaire philanthropist Barry Diller has revived his ambitious plan to remake the dilapidated Pier 55 on the Hudson River into an offshore park. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and developer Douglas Durst are now onboard, too.