Park Slope Bullies Foreigner Into Changing Business Name

Bay Ridge: Allowing a Home Depot here will just open a Pandora's box for other big stores, say opponents. [Brooklyn Eagle via McBrooklyn]
Cobble Hill: Book Court is expanding out back and hopes to bring in booze to attract the young folk. [The Brooklyn Paper]
Dumbo: Unpopular landowner Baruch Singer bought a Bridge Street building and plans to convert it into 53 apartments. [Brownstoner]
Gowanus: When the hard rain falls, move your stuff to high ground. [Gowanus Lounge]
Greenpoint: Beware the MetroCard machine at the Bedford Avenue L stop. There might be a dead rat blocking up the change chute. [Newyorkshitty]
Greenwich Village: Neighbors fear noisy, lengthy MTA construction of an "emergency ventilation plant." [Blog Chelsea]
Park Slope: Proprietor changes the name of his store from "A.R.E.N.A. Bagels" to "A.R.E.A. Bagels" so customers won't think he supports Atlantic Yards. [Brooklyn Paper]