Goldman Invading the Heights, Making It Bank-y

Brooklyn Heights: With Goldman Sachs unscathed by the subprime mess, its execs are buying property in the pricey hood. Let’s hope Goldman hater Ben Stein isn’t brunching anywhere nearby. [Brownstoner]
Clinton Hill: Wow, Paul Giamatti and “the black model from all the Maybelline commercials” spotted in one day! Clinton Hill is HOT HOT HOT! Or something. [Clinton Hill]
Greenpoint: The lemur in the Franklin Street store window that was mounting E.T. from behind is now in isolation, with E.T. in the custody of Mickey Mouse, Santa, and the Hulk. OMG, did we just write that trippy sentence? [Newyorkshitty]

Lower East Side/Chinatown: That complicated bike and pedestrian entrance to the Manhattan Bridge? It just got simpler! Now if only they could fix the approach on the Brooklyn side… [Streetsblog]
Murray Hill: Has anyone spotted the “Missing Irish Man” who was last seen November 30 at Slattery’s Bar on 36th near Fifth? We want to make Irishman jokes, but this could be serious. And he also looks kind of cute. [East Village Idiot]
West Village: After all the stalls, old-school griping, and lawsuits, the Washington Square Park refurb is finally under way. The fountain will soon be aligned with the arch in an orgasm of symmetry! [Curbed]