Friday lunchtime linkage

An oral history of Big Terrific [Gothamist]
Gowanus swimmer Christopher Swain is alive, has showered many times since the swim [WSJ]
Park Slope has a new sex shop, but it looks like a gift shop [DNA Info]
View-loving activists are suing the developer of Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park [Brownstoner]
The spot where Robert Moses got the first chink in his armor [NYT Mag]
Our express busses are getting bogged down in the muck. The traffic muck [Capital]
The story of how Tony Bees’ and the NYPD had a falling out [ANIMAL]