The Coen Brothers Pony Up for the Heights

Brooklyn Heights: The figures are in: To say thanks for letting them shake up the hood while shooting a new Clooney flick here, the Coen brothers gave the Brooklyn Heights Association $10,000, and a few other groups one or two thou each. [Brooklyn Paper]
Ditmas Park: In this fast-gentrifying hood, “Go back to Park Slope” is a four-letter word. [Ditmas Park Blog]
Downtown Brooklyn: A Renzo Piano–designed complex of housing and office space is planned to take the place of City Tech’s Klitgord Auditorium. With a name like that, maybe best that it come down after all. [McBrooklyn]

Flushing: A chain of Korean brothels has been busted. Fine, fine, just don’t take away the kimchee. [Queens Crap]
No Man’s Land: What else do you call Sixth Avenue in the Twenties and Thirties? At any rate, La Rosa Cubana Cigars still sells hand-rolleds you can puff while contemplating the awful glass towers closing in on all sides. [Vanishing New York]
Upper Chelsea: Behold preliminary plans for the Moynihan Station redo, if these 93 pages don’t put you to sleep faster than, well, working at the post office. [Curbed]
Williamsburg: See it here: incriminating video of MTA workers seizing bikes locked “improperly” to the railing of the Bedford Avenue L train subway. Asks this blogger: Is this the way to promote a sustainable, bike-friendly city? [Streetsblog]