Take a Walk Down Tin Pan Alley, Er, 28th Street

East Village: Right across from its iconic 1859 building, Cooper Union wants to build a corrugated, spiky new thing by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki. Um…yeah, we’ll skip the stupid, vaguely racist sushi joke. [NYO]
Flatiron: The next time you walk down nondescript 28th between Broadway and Sixth, sing out “Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey?” or “In the Good Old Summertime” to commemorate that the block was once the famed Tin Pan Alley. There’s no plaque or anything that denotes as much. And that’s a sad song. [Lost NYC]
Gowanus: Take a look at the residential-retail complex the Toll Brothers would like to build along the canal. Nothing like mixed-use magic alongside the miasma! [Gowanus Lounge]

Jackson Heights: Jackers may love their hood, but they want to make something clear: One café does not a “new Paris” make! It’s not even the new London! How about…the new Jackson Heights? [JH Life]
Long Island City: Rumors swirl that celebs like Clay Aiken, Plácido Domingo, and big-name D.J. Danny Tenaglia have bought into the swank new Arris Lofts. Then again, this blog seems devoted to swankifying LIC as quickly as possible. [LIQCity]
Williamsburg: Plans for the new McCarren Pool include cafés “catering to different price points.” What will those be…Polish, hipster, and trust-funder? [Curbed]
Upper East Side: An $8 million Basquiat, which went missing when its Brazilian-mogul owner went to prison on fraud charges, turned up in a warehouse here. When it was brought into the country in August, its value at customs was listed as $100. [NYT]