Red Hook Residents Squawk About Parrots

Greenpoint: A huge mural poster in the subway here for Bravo’s Step It Up and Dance has been meticulously and pornographically defaced, and yet no tasteless gay jokes for this of all shows? [Newyorkshitty]
Park Slope: Why is there a hazmat team outside a brownstone on 4th Street? Did an academically pressured child explode? Oh, wait, the local cops are saying that it’s just some strange liquid we needn’t worry about. [Brownstoner]
Red Hook: The home that some of the famed “Brooklyn parrots” are building for themselves in the floodlight balcony of a ball field here irks one local, who kvetches that it “looks like a slovenly osprey nest.” There goes the neighborhood… [Gowanus Lounge]

Upper East Side: The Mets pay Johan Santana about $23 million a year, but reportedly, he’s shelling out just a bit more than $3 mil for a lower-floor three-bedroom in a new building on East End. [NYP]
Willets Point: The bitter battle over this chunk of land near the Mets stadium officially begins today, as the city launches its quest for approval of a major redo here amid opposition from half of Queens’ City Council delegation. [Crain’s NY]
West Village: Folks who live near Washington and Perry aren’t psyched about a curvy boutique hotel to be built on the corner, even though it’s a story shorter than originally planned and it’ll replace some ugly buildings. [NYT via Curbed]