The Left Bank Moves to the Right Village

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Can’t tell a hanging corner turret from a hanging corner bay from a tripartite bay? Read this post and you’ll never walk illiterately through brownstone Bed-Stuy again. [Bed-Stuy Blog]
Cobble Hill: Council member David Yassky didn’t want a middle school going in a Dumbo apartment tower (’cause it could block views of the Brooklyn Bridge), but he might support selfsame school sharing space with the jail here on Atlantic Avenue. Way to put the kids first, Yaz. [Brooklyn Paper]
East Village: The alley behind the new Avalon condo on 1st Street is supposed to become a boutique-filled “slice of the Left Bank,” but right now it’s just a dump. [Vanishing New York]

Richmond Hill: Oh no, Queens’ multiculti newcomers are ganging up on the old whites folks! “May I ask, who can the white Americans turn to in these times of strife?” Better just run, cracker. [Queens Crap]
Sunset Park: Chinese architects are bringing a neo-Deco-slash-Bauhaus feel to the rising condo towers of humble SP. [Brownstoner]
West Village: St. Vincent’s has asked the Landmarks Commission to let it build a massive new hospital building/condo tower where its “modernist maritime” O’Toole building currently sits. Now’s when the fight with preservationistas heats up. [Villager]
Williamsburg: Too bad the East River Water Taxi shut down for the winter just when Billyburg waterfront developers made it the hallmark of their marketing campaigns. [Curbed]