1. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Heights opened today. [via Brownstoner]

2. Woulda coulda shoulda: James Murphy was in the running at one point to star in Noah Baumbach's now-defunct adaptation of The Corrections. [via Vulture, NYT]

4. July 17th: Mark your calendars -- that's when Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's first divorce proceeding will take place. [via VF Daily]

5. Elizabeth Olson and Dakota Fanning shooting Naomi Foner's forthcoming Very Good Girls in Brooklyn. [via Gothamist]

6. Uncle Barry's, a bar in Park Slope, has begun serving bacon-wrapped Twix. [via Brooklyn Paper]

7. This turquoise ring that once belonged to Jane Austen is up for auction at Sotheby's. [via The Paris Review]   
8. Plumber's crack --> Cleavage. [via Laughing Squid]