Gowanus Breaks Out the Black Armbands

Brooklyn Heights: Tired of college students? The Pace University dorm on Clark Street is closing. [Pace Press via Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Coney Island: A Noho fragrance company will introduce Coney Island, the perfume, in June. [NYDN]
East Village: The 3-D advertisement on a building on Lafayette near Bond may soon blight other buildings. [copyranter]
Gowanus: A community mourns the untimely death of Sludgie the Whale. [Gowanus Lounge]
Greenpoint: Symptoms of the Greenpoint Effect: You will become more eccentric, deface subway posters with Sharpies, and somehow get despoiled. [Newyorkshitty]
Williamsburg: The area is being branded by the city as an industrial business zone. Dig the orange signs, but will it make companies move there? [Brownstoner]