Get your morning scoop on one developer's Coney Island summer plans, the doctor of the future, an upcoming depot for fresh Maine lobsters and the eternal fate of a dead pigeon in today's local blog round-up.
- Joe Sitt, the developer currently set on turning Coney Island into a waterfront destination, is said to be sticking by his promise of bringing attractions this summer. His earlier plan for a flea market bordered on illegality, so it's been rehashed and represented as "Festival by the Sea," essentially a flea market with a food court and a tent full of lamps. Awesome. Who needs Astroland when we can have lamps? [Kinetic Carnival]
- Williamsburg's Dr. Jay Parkinson, 33, is being hailed as "The Doctor of the Future" in a newly published Fast Company article. He's teamed up with the Canadian software company Myca Health to launch their medical platform this summer, described as "part electronic medical record, part practice-management system, and part social-networking site, complete with profiles and photos of doctors and patients, all in a secure environment that complies with federal privacy standards." Who knew the future of medicine is being crafted on the banks of the East River? [Fast Company]
- Why drive up to Maine every week when you can have the husband-wife team of Susan Povich and Ralph Gorham do it for you? They're opening the Red Hook Lobster Pound [284 Van Brunt Street] in Red Hook on April 24, and plan to do just that every week of the season. While it's not officially a restaurant, they might end up offering them steamed to paying customers. [Brownstoner]
- A local blogger found himself in the midst of "an eerie birdwatching moment" when he spotted a dead pigeon stuck behind the bars of a street-level window. Everything else about the building seemed clean and well-kept, so this poor little guy must have just been overlooked, left to hang on to the bars until his captors set him free. [Sheepshead Bites]
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