Ellen Barkin on the Loose in Brooklyn Heights!

Brooklyn Heights: A cop movie with Ellen Barkin will be shooting here … the very hood where her ex, actor Gabriel Byrne, lives! But apparently they get along fine, so no biggie. [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Carroll Gardens: No sooner does the controversial 360 Smith development put up a Website to communicate with locals than the site's defunct! Plus, they've put up a blue wall over the fence where hoodsters would post all manner of critique of the project. [Gowanus Lounge]
Greenpoint: The hood's own waterside park should be good to go by 2010. It's called "Transmitter Park" for now, because the WNYC transmitter used to be there, which is why some people think it should be called WNYC Park. Nawww! [Newyorkshitty]

Soho: A new street sign for Mercer Street that went up reading "Merser St.," to the instant ridicule of savvy passersby, has been fixed. Mersifully. [Queens Crap]
South Bronx: City enviro-honchos have told a fertilizer plant here to stop opening its doors and inner workings to a local eco-activist group that was monitoring them. [NYDN]
South Williamsburg: While trying to track down a stabber here among the hipsters and Hasidim, cops are also handing out $120 jaywalking tickets, some claim. [Gothamist]
Upper East Side: The Laurel, the in-progress luxury tower where a construction worker fell to his death yesterday, has racked up 25 safety violations since work there began in April, including failure to have a safety manager on site. [NYS]