Target! Must You Brand Everything?

Bedford-Stuyvesant: It’s nice that Target funded the beautiful redesign of this community garden … but obnoxious that they put all those big red dots up in there. [Bed-Stuy Blog]
Dumbo: Sorry we didn’t notice this the other day, but are they building a little penthouse atop the iconic clock tower of One Main Street? [Brownstoner]
Forest Hills: Did you guys know that the hood apparently has a really cool, retro Adidas sneaker named after it? These are probably sooo what the homies were wearing in the Summer of Sam. [Overstock via Forest Hills 72]

Gowanus: Wow, there is a whole Website devoted to stopping developer Shaya Boymelgreen from running amok here and elsewhere in Brooklyn. And frankly, it’s way more user-friendly than Atlantic Yards Report, the doyen of such sites. [Shaya Is Coming]
Midtown: A dumpster fell off the Bank of America Building, and shattered glass sprinkled Sixth Avenue “like snow.” [Curbed]
Times Square: Director Ang Lee, who recently said that he misses the area’s former sleaze, should visit the Edison Hotel, where good old-fashioned pimping may endure. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]
Upper East Side: A contempo-designed townhouse is going up on the East 62 Street lot where that doctor blew up his (landmarked!) home last year. And the new place’s owner aims to sell it for up to $40 mil. [Gothamist]
Village: Even though we dread going east of Seventh Avenue, we still think the cute, Italian-settled South Village — you know, Bleecker, Carmine, Macdougal, Sullivan — should be landmarked. Don’t you? [Blog Chelsea]