Photo of 83rd Street firehouse by William Anderson.
December 15, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 54 Degrees.
The School Construction Authority will present plans tonight for a new 100,000-square-foot K-12 public school to be built at the Riverside Center development on 59th Street and open in September 2015. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Community Board offices, 250 West 87th Street. (DNAinfo)
A food blogger tried to copycat the famous cookies from Levain Bakery on 74th Street. Sorry, but those look like weak weak weak imitations (the blogger acknowledges this, but said the cookies were “pretty darn alright”). Check out her recipe. (Cream and Sugar)
Police released photos of a mugger targeting iPhone owners near Columbia. (DNAinfo)
The Success Charter School Network was approved to open a school in Cobble Hill over heated opposition, just like on the Upper West Side. (NY Times)
Anglo Irish Bank got permission to sell a $385 million mortgage loan on the Apthorp to Dallas-based Lone Star Funds. The historic building’s condo conversion has been messy from the start. (The Real Deal)