Notorious B.I.G. Biopic Returns to Bed-Stuy

Bushwick: If you’re going to spray-paint “Stop the Displacement” in Spanish across the front door of a brand-new home, maybe a humble, two-family Fedders-type building isn’t the best choice to make your point about the effects of gentrification? [BushwickBK]
Crown Heights: The Notorious B.I.G. biopic has been tweaking the hood lately to shoot here, in this instance, presumably to redo that seminal moment in time when 17-year-old Biggie rapped outside a Bed-Stuy grocery. [Razor Apple]
East Village: A pink, orange, and green mural painted at the corner of Houston and Bowery in 1982 by Keith Haring, who died of AIDS in 1990, will be re-created there on May 4 to mark what would’ve been his 50th birthday. [NYS]

Long Island City: Here lives Rene Smith, the artist whose work was featured on last night’s episode of Gossip Girl, and all she had to do was walk her work over to Silvercup Studios, where they shoot the show, and introduce herself! The show rented her work for an undisclosed sum. [Gothamist]
Midtown: A guy was arrested at Grand Central Terminal for secretly filming up women’s skirts on the escalator. Gross! Also, weirdly unsurprising. [NYS]
West Village: Less than a month after they were forced out of their longtime home on Houston Street, the activist group Times Up! faces eviction again, with their rent more than doubling. [Runnin’ Scared/VV]
Williamsburg: New filings with the city suggest that the developers of the old Domino Sugar plant want to turn at least part of it into a hotel. Hm, shall it be the Powdered Suite or the Granulated Suite? [Brownstoner]