CBGB’s Gallery, at Least, Will Be Spared the Shame of Conversion

Carroll Gardens: A cracked building that looks like it might collapse any minute is a scary thing, no? This one’s at 170 Smith, where emergency scaffolding has been put up. [Gowanus Lounge]
East Village: The former CBGB’s Gallery, at 313 Bowery, won’t become a bank branch after all…it’s staying a gallery. [Stupefaction]
Greenpoint-Maspeth: The “traffic-choked” Kosciuszko Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, won’t become a landmark after all, clearing the way for a new and better bridge. [NYDN]

Harlem: Was that really Karl Lagerfeld and his entourage on 122nd Street yesterday and today? And if so, where was his new muse, Amy Winehouse? [Uptown Flavor]
Lower Manhattan: Steel shoring will replace the timber bracing that’s been holding up the handsome nineteenth-century Leaning Tower of Broadway at Reade Street, which has listed eight inches to the south since work started last spring on a big twenty-story condo next door. [NYT via Curbed]
South Slope: Brownstone-y dweller of the Slope, don’t sneer at those parvenus moving into the big new boxes down on Fourth Avenue…they’re your very own neighbors! [NYS]