Just What You Always Wanted: A Philippe Starck Bike Rack

Clinton Hill: Tonight, the Pratt design gang unveils new street-furniture ideas for the hood. Eames chairs in the bus shelter, anyone? [Clinton Hill Blog]
East Side: Bloomberg will ban schoolkid field trips to the U.N. if its myriad fire-safety violations aren’t fixed by March. They won’t be, if the kids are lucky. But what about the pope?! [Newyorkology]
Elmhurst: Hey, Asians, don’t think that just because the cops served Chinese food at the last community meeting in an effort to reach out to you that it’ll happen again. At least not this month. [Junction Boulevard]

Greenpoint: Miss Heather provides a case study in good versus bad letters that supers post … and bitches that Gawker didn’t credit her for a pic. Oh, Heather … you’re so prickly! [Newyorkshitty]
Harlem: Guys who sell $5 packs of Newport on the street are undercutting city efforts to bring down the hood’s smoking rates, among the highest in the boroughs. [City Limits via Uptown Flavor]
Maspeth: Councilman Dennis “Pinky” Gallagher (yeah, the one indicted for rape) says he really tried to save a historic church here rather than sell it out to developers, but locals say he’s a lying S.O.B.[Queens Crap]
Vinegar Hill: …and there goes another great old church! Maybe the site will become a truck parking lot, exactly what happened to the nearby spot where a church came down fifteen years ago. [Brownstoner]