Vareli is finally, gloriously open!– ON MONDAY! So much more to come! (Vareli)

The Gowanus Canal has been designated an EPA Superfund site, which somehow means that its cleanup might be even more beset by bureaucratic inefficiency. (The New York Times)

The Helvidius Group/CU Journal of Politics and Society speaks with International Relations bigwig Professor Robert Jervis. (Helvidius)

NYPD’s counter-terrorist, pro-terrifying Hercules Unit will be toting some seriously big guns around Lincoln Center today.  Don’t worry, though–it’s just a drill. (Gothamist)

Keep digging, Charlie! Maybe you’ll get to China! (The New York Times)