Chelsea Clearview West Finally Cedes Dominance to Chelsea Clearview

Chelsea: The School of Visual Arts has acquired the Chelsea West Cinemas on 23rd Street for use as auditoriums … and the school’s acting chair, design legend Milton Glaser (who did both the “I Heart NY” logo and the original New York Magazine emblem), will redo the place inside and out. Cool! [Mediabistro via Blog Chelsea]
Cobble Hill: Did some of Spitzer’s ho brokers live here or in Brooklyn Heights? Either way, kinda classy hoods to be associated with this tawdriness, if you ask us. [Cobble Hill Blog]
Coney Island: The city will replace huge, ugly, hazardous gaps in the boardwalk with a concrete-plastic wood-look-alike material … but, fakaktaishly, not until after the summer season. [NYDN]

Harlem: City-planning czarina Amanda Burden is “a rich, rich, rich horrible person” who’s “destroying” the hood. That’s the kind of reaction she got from countless livid folks yesterday after the planning commish pushed through the supersensitive rezoning of 125th Street. But we like her! [Curbed]
Jamaica: The French Baroque Jamaica Savings Bank building finally gets landmarked, complete with its carved stone beehive and garlands of fruit. [amNY]
Lower East Side: Longtimers here miss their narcotically quiet, pre-frat-hell hood of old: “At least with the drug dealers there wasn’t any noise.” [Gothamist]
Richmond Hill: People around here who nonchalantly steal cute, little Pomeranians should know that they will be caught on video … like this one! [Queens Crap]