The Army Occupies East 103rd Street; Residents Displeased

East Harlem: There’s outrage over a new Army recruiting center on East 103rd Street, on the heels of Army promo teams here this summer that included gals in camo midriffs and short shorts. [NY Latino Journal]
Jackson Heights: Starbucks is here! Gentrification officially begins! [Curbed]
Northwest Bronx: So many parks are being repaired here that there’s no place for the massive youth baseball league to play this spring! [Norwood News]

Prospect Heights: After cops recently stopped a videographer from shooting the Atlantic Yards development, a bunch of shutterbugs snapped there this weekend to assert their right to shoot on public property. [Dope on the Slope]
Ridgewood: Wake up, you sleepy hood, the Poles are a-comin’ from Greenpoint and the hipsters are a-comin’ from Bushwick! [NYO]
Times Square: Fazil’s Times Square Studio, the legendary, ramshackle dance-rehearsal space linked to everyone from Judy Garland to Savion Glover, has finally closed. [NYT]
West Village: Putting a Cirque du Soleil on old Pier 40 may be the only way to finance its massive repairs, parks officials signaled at a heated community meeting recently. [Villager]