NYU Jumps Aboard the Governors Island Ferry

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Here, sometimes, the cartoon characters are thugged out with chains and the classic brownstones are pimped out with chrome. [Newyorkshitty]
Dumbo: What mysterious doings were going on yesterday in the 85 Jay Street parking lot — reportedly the largest plot of undeveloped land in the city — owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Looks kind of Blair Witch–y to us. [DumboNYC]
Governors Island: Shortly after the city announced plans for a fabu-luxe park here, NYU says it’ll build a campus, too, with academic, residential, and athletic facilities all in the mix. [The Real Deal]

Harlem: There’s still lots of outrage over the city’s planned redo of 125th Street, including the proposed height limit of 290 feet for new buildings; many locals want the landmark Hotel Theresa, at 160 feet, to be the cutoff. [NYDN]
Long Island City: Yes, rich new condo dwellers, there are still hookers and crackheads here, but you’ll probably drive them away in good time. And “Courthouse Square during the day is bustling with people…and perhaps even hooker free.” So much for that field trip. [LIQCity]
Upper West Side: The 79th Street Boat Basin, the very same spot that hosted the cutest-wutest wittle baby seal a few days ago, may also be the scene of corruption and crime. We want the seal back! [Gothamist]
West Village: Residents have forced tour-bus announcers to shut the hell up as they roll down Bleecker Street. What, no amplified squawking about “…Carrie ate a yellow cupcake…” and “…drama-queen designer’s window displays are often political in content…”? (Actually, we made up those tidbits!) [Curbed]