Trader Joe’s Saves Forest Hills From Checkout Rage

Carroll Gardens: Opponents of overdevelopment here now have their own funky mural, which directs people to this online petition. [Queens Crap]
Dumbo: These Czech marionettes performing Hamlet at Jane’s Carousel through November are seriously creepy. [DumboNYC]
Forest Hills: Customers at the cheery new Trader Joe’s here are grateful not to have to deal with “a rude gum-smacking Key Food cashier eating a bag of barbecue potato chips as she’s taking cell phone calls.” [Forest Hills 72]

Fort Greene: All of the scaffolding and sheathing has finally come off the iconic (and, uh, phallic) clock tower of the Williamsburgh Bank Building. [Gowanus Lounge]
Harlem: Hey, why is that Harriet Tubman statue facing south? Does she masochistically want to go back there or something? [Uptown Flavor]
Lower Manhattan: The new W Hotel just below the World Trade Center site has been optimized for sex. [Curbed]