Battery Park, Do We Need More of It?

Battery Park City: Should the hood, itself built on landfill, be extended out into the Hudson with more landfill? The local community board says, “No, no, no!” [CityRealty]
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Herewith, twenty reasons to love the hood’s hated-on, not-so-trendy north side. (“11. The selection of current bootleg DVDs at the laundromat.” Can’t argue with that.) [Bed-Stuy Banana]
Downtown Brooklyn: One of those sleek, new bus shelters has been smashed to pieces … again! [McBrooklyn]

Greenpoint: Holiday pinecones have now joined a cat, dog, garden gnome, bird, and spider on the telephone line crossing Manhattan Avenue at Eagle Street. And speaking of that avenue, how soon till this building collapses? [Newyorkshitty]
Harlem: Locals are conflicted on their Thursday-night plans … hit that town meeting to plan the future of 125th Street or catch Obama at the Apollo? [Uptown Flavor]
Long Island City: State eco-officials have ordered that artist’s floating metal tree out of the water. [Curbed]
Smith Street: Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, and South Slope are in for a wild ride with that construction at Smith/9th Street and Fourth Avenue. F’ed by the F, as they say. [Second Avenue Sagas]
Union Square: All the girls who are rallying against the hunky “Love Spammer,” who seduces by asking directions on Sixth Avenue, don’t seem to know if they’re outraged or if they’d like to meet him again for sex. [New York Press via Gothamist]