Morning Report: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30, 2013 Heather Chin
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Today will be warm and cool at the same time, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. Winds are moving ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

The sun will set at 7:51 p.m. and the moon will rise at 12:12 a.m. in the waning gibbous phase.

Five things to know today:

  • Construction has resumed at 500 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. [The Real Deal]
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted its plan to relocate the toxic sendiment from the Gowanus Canal into an enclosed shipping container on the Red Hook waterfront, creating a new concrete-like substance that extends the size of a pier owned by polarizing cement manufacturer John Quadrozzi. [Gothamist]
  • Twenty public middle schools in NYC will be adding two-and-a-half more hours to each school day starting next year as part of a $6 million pilot program to improve literacy/reading skills and increase knowledge retention during the often tumultuous pre-teen years. The cost is being eaten by the City Council, DOE, and private donors. [NY1]
  • The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday and lots of parties will be happening. [Gothamist]
  • The USDA ban on Italian cured meats from small, artisanal producers may be lifted. [The Daily Meal; LATimes]


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