Cobble Hill Shall Only Remain Yea High

Cobble Hill: In a last-minute about-face, Councilman Bill De Blasio said he’ll vote to deny developer Two Trees the right to build ten feet over the height limit in the quaint hood. [Brooklyn Eagle]
Coney Island: The deal has been inked, folks. Starting in March, Astroland will be open for one more season before the bulldozers roll in. [NYDN]
Flushing: Yeah, we know this blog features hideous new architecture around Queens every day, but these specimens are particularly heinous. What’s that thing atop the building in the first picture, a big brick handle? [Queens Crap]

Gowanus/Red Hook: Smith-9th Street F train station users, weep. The stop will close for up to a year during repair work on the Culver Viaduct. [Metro NY via Gowanus Lounge]
Lower East Side: It was so cool that you could see that old Baby Ruth ad hidden on the wall when the adjacent building came down last week. But now, alas, you can’t. [Curbed]
University Heights: Inside University Woods, the Bronx park deemed the city’s worst, you can find “condoms, debris, feces, hypodermic needles, drug paraphernalia and even the remains of dead animals used in ritualistic ceremonies.” We’re so there! [Bronx Times Reporter]
West Chelsea What’s the creepier stealth takeover, the new condos on Tenth Avenue or the mushrooms in that Sylvia Plath poem? You decide. [Vanishing NY]