Should Stuyvesant Heights Secede?

Bushwick: This blogger hates on gritty Bed-Stuy, claiming that it’s nothing compared to its slicker, ‘shwick-er neighbor. That’s harsh, but maybe he’s right to suggest that pretty Stuy Heights secede from the rest of the hood. [BushwickBK]
Chelsea: Even before 100 Eleventh Avenue developers could obscure Knox Martin’s landmark mural next door, they’ve covered his signature with their ad. It’s a proto-dis! [Chelsea Blog]
Coney Island: An ice-skating rink at the base of the Wonder Wheel? That’s bigger than Wollman? That’s a summertime sailing pond? Yes, yes and yes! [NY1 via Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]

Park Slope: The Pigeon Serial Killer Mystery intensifies, with Hitchcockian “piles of dead birds” horrifying Catholic schoolgirls. Also, the pigeons’ top defender admits that she got the idea for her surveillance-camera signs from her old employer … Condé Nast! Evil upon evil! [Gowanus Lounge]
Rego Park: Queeners who find the hood’s new Trader Joe’s a bigger schlep than the Manhattan want to put the store everywhere, just like in the burbs! [OuterB]
Greenwich Village: How dare you take away our parking spaces on Bleecker and Carmine for a crosstown bike lane? That’ll be the cri de coeur at tonight’s community meet-up. [Streetsblog]
Upper West Side: Those two “gals” who’ve been robbing open houses? One’s apparently a man! It’s so Nora Ephron meets Set It Off meets The Crying Game! [Curbed]