Outside the Grid Is a Senseless, Scary World

Clinton Hill: Of the two area buildings called "The Chocolate Factory," which one actually used to make chocolate? [Clinton Hill Blog]
Greenpoint: How to keep dogs off your grass? Say it's intoxicated. [Newyorkshitty]
Greenwood Heights: Neighbors are petitioning the Department of Buildings over unsafe conditions at 18-20 Jackson Place. [Gowanus Lounge]
Long Island City: Throw out your trash in Court Square so you can try out the solar-powered garbage compressor. [LICNYC]
Lower Manhattan: A gridless world proves confusing to an Upper East Sider. [The Upper East Side Scene]
Soho: The Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library opens today. [Gothamist]