Art Deco Icon to Be Demolished

Brooklyn Heights: They'll tear down the landmarked 1936 Purchase Building — a classic, WPA-style structure — as part of the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which may begin next month. [NYDN via Gowanus Lounge]
Fort Greene: All the shabby-chic vendors of choice are lining up for the Brooklyn Flea Market, coming here Sundays starting in April. [Brownstoner]
Governors Island: Plans released today for the isle's redo into a pomo eco-asis reveal that multiethnic children will frolic while seabirds fly overhead at dangerously low altitudes. [Queens Crap]

Greenpoint: That always-sassy local blogitrix Miss Heather was interrogated by cops for taking pics of Christmas decorations including an Old Glory – brandishing snowman and a black Santa. [Newyorkshitty]
Lower East Side: A big new condo may displace the local Pathmark, relied upon by old-timers as the only non-Chinese grocery in the area. So the old-timers got out there today and preemptively protested. [Gothamist]
Rockaway: Is it just too cold, remote, and gritty to attract yuppies to its new, Easter-egg-colored condos? [Vanishing New York]
Upper East Side: A woman fatally bludgeoned her boyfriend's cat, named Yoda, in an apartment on 86th Street. The woman's name was Sarah Favorite. Not the cat world's, that's for sure. [WNBC]
Tim Murphy