Morning Report: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013 Heather Chin
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More sunshine is on the horizon today, with temps ranging from a high of 45 degrees to a low of 31 degrees, with with wind gusts moving WNW (west-northwest) of over 30 mph making it feel a little cooler.

The sun will set at 7:23 p.m. and the moon will rise at 2:17 a.m. in the waning crescent phase.

Five things to know this morning:

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

  • A debate continues to brew over whether cobblestone restoration/replacement in DUMBO and Vinegar Hill is a safety improvement or a destruction of the historic charm and film-shoot-location-attractiveness of the area. [DumboNYC; CBS; NYTimes]
  • Another 78 public and “public-charter” schools are slated to open before Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves his position at the end of this year. Some of them would use space from the 164 schools closed by Bloomberg since 2002. [NYPost]
  • An observatory atop the new One World Trade Center will open soon. [NY1]
  • A boat race will take place along the massively polluted Gowanus Canal this June. [GowanusChallenge]
  • Pedestrian injuries happen most frequently when then are hit while in the crosswalk with the light on their side, reports trauma surgeons, doctors and researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. [NYTimes]

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