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Battery Park-Coney Island Ferries; A Web Series on Bushwick

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FIDI/BATTERY PARK CITY?The aquatic-themed carousel here has been in the works since, oh, 2007, but it looks like the waiting might actually be over next month. We got invited to the topping off of the ride, called SeaGlass, on April 18. And once you plan a party, you can't rescind that shit. Anyway, there will be 30 glowing fish for folks to ride once the whole thing is open to the public. But there's new news, too: Chosen for this site because Battery Park (not, as our readers were quick to note, Battery Park City) was once home to the old New York Aquarium, which closed in 1941, SeaGlass might actually be a launching point for ferries that will take visitors out to the current New York Aquarium on Coney Island (once it reopens from Sandy damage in late spring, of course). [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

BUSHWICK?Residents of this neighborhood have combined some comedic chops and their colorful stomping grounds to make a web series called East WillyB. (The name comes from the nonexistent place brokers looking to pitch apartments have made up: East Williamsburg.) After a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $50,000, two episodes are currently available to view on the show's YouTube page, with four more to be released between now and May. The satirical chronicle of the area's gentrification through the Latino community's eyes follows protagonist Willie Jr., who, in the pilot, sings: "This is Bushwick, baby, where anything can happen, whether your dream is to own a brownstone on a tree-lined street, a quart of water on a summer day, or the love of your life calling you back." [CurbedWire Inbox; official]