First Crane Raising Since Midtown Disaster Draws a Crowd

Boerum Hill: Retro-veloper Abby Hamlin wants you to have it all: the charm and context sensitivity of an old brownstone combined with the modern amenities of, well, these new brownstones going for more than $3 mil a pop. [NYP]
Clinton Hill: Look at the before-and-after photos of this mansion that the Pratt Area Community Council redid into a home for critically ill locals. Kudos all around! [Clinton Hill Blog]
Downtown Brooklyn: The first crane “jump,” or lifting, in the city since the big midtown crane fell March 15 got a heavy turnout of reporters, pedestrians, and city officials. [NYT via Curbed]

Harlem: Home Depot may not be opening a 100,000-square-foot boutique here after all… [Crain’s NY]
Long Island City: The cool arts space Flux Factory will have a monthlong good-bye party before they make way for a new LIRR station. [Flux Factory via Gothamist]
Upper East Side: There is nothing more annoying than your tacos and Corona being interrupted by the dread fear that your apartment may be burning down. [Around the Block on the UES]
Upper West Side: On the eve of his new album release, Moby is willing to give you or your favorite charity $75,000 if you help him unload his $7.5 million El Dorado penthouse. {Main Street]