5 Things To Know This AM — May 16 2011

Now found on NYC park benches: ABC gum, old ladies feeding pigeons, and free books from the New York Public Library. (Gothamist)
A store that's for Brooklyn, by Brooklyn and in Brooklyn. Yay Brooklyn! (Racked)

Get turned down by
The New Yorker
? Well, there's now a party for other rejects where actors will read the not-quite-good enough submissions aloud. Because that will make you feel better. (Fucked in Park Slope)

The city takes on a new (and morbid) scare tactic to discourage speeding drivers—skeleton street signs. (NY Daily News)
NYC's biggest auction houses are offering over $150 million worth of Warhols this week. (Huffington Post)