In the News: Brooklyn Bridge Beach to Open for First Time in Years

••• “Even Don Wagyu’s Cheapest Sandwich Is Total Bull: The fancy sandwich shop sells an $180 version, but why go for that if the $28 one is bad?” —Eater

••• “Tomorrow (Saturday, July 14), City of Water Day will offer Lower Manhattan residents a dozen-plus ways to get close to, out on, and in the waters that surround Downtown. […] In Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Beach will be open to the public for the first time in many years. Located directly beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, the small sandy shorefront will host the annual Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race in the morning, as well as free public kayak lessons throughout the day, courtesy of HarborLAB. Cardboard kayak race teams will build their kayaks from 8:30am to 10:30am adjacent to the beach, and then heats will begin at 11am.” —Broadsheet

••• More on the protestors camping out at Foley Square. —Downtown Express

••• “Artist Jason Hackenwerth has taken over Brookfield Place with giant balloon sculptures for ‘Animal Soul,’ a five-day event from July 11 through July 15 featuring performances by professional dancers adorned in surreal, wearable balloon sculptures.” —Downtown Express