Public Art Stops Traffic in Red Hook (For Half a Day)

Fort Greene: Happy birthday, Tillie’s! The pioneering boho café on DeKalb is marking its tenth anniversary with a month of events showcasing Brooklyn-based music, arts, and writing. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Harlem: Rumors are flying that the (refreshingly contextual) Gateway II condo project at 114th and Frederick Douglass may unravel, leaving early buyers in the lurch. [Wired New York via Curbed]
Jamaica: The city’s proposal to build up the Hillside Avenue commercial strip is causing a stir among local pols and residents. [Times Ledger via Queens Crap]
Long Island City: If you come, they will build it: a better bike route over the 59th Street Bridge. The MTA wants your input on improved cycling in (and out) of Queens. [Astorians]
Prospect Heights: When the Atlantic Yards–themed “Footprints” exhibition opens February 13 at the Brooklyn Public Library, one work — depicting Ratner’s project as a giant looming toilet bowl — will not be on display. Censorship? [Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn via Brooklyn Record]
Red Hook: At the dangerous intersection of Van Brunt and Dikeman en route to the Fairway, a mysterious “traffic-stopper” sculpture was removed last weekend almost as soon as it appeared. [Brooklyn Paper]