Gowanus Whole Foods Renders Manhattan Irrelevant

Ellis Island: Creepy photos of busted old hospital make you happy to enter the country through JFK. [NewYorkology]
Gowanus: Whole Foods broke ground yesterday. As of spring 2008, you'll never have to go to Manhattan again. [Gowanus Lounge]
Long Island City: With a $22 million redevelopment infusion, Queens Plaza will be a much more attractive place for strip clubs and recently released Rikers inmates. [Queens Tribune]
Prospect Heights: In the sixties, rent was less than $150 a month and the smokes were 28 cents a pack. [Brooklynian via Daily Heights]
Tribeca: 92nd Street Y heads downtown, perhaps backed by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. [Downtown Express]