Hide the Anecdotes: James Frey Is in Soho to Stay

Bay Ridge: Newsday may be reporting that stained-glass windows at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, blown out by a tornado last year, are all patched up, but people who walk by every day say, um, not so much. [Bay Ridge Blog]
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Sales volumes here as well as in East New York, Brownsville, and Ocean Hill are in the toilet, falling by more than 64 percent. Realtors are blaming the dive on the high concentration of subprime mortgages in the area. [Crain's NY]
Soho: Reality interpreter James Frey is extending the roots he's already got down here, plunking down $985K for the condo next door to his current address at 505 Greenwich Street address. Now's probably a good time to lock up your tales of addiction and novocaine-less dentistry. [NYO]