The Brooklyn Flea Market: Too Much Craft, Not Enough Crap?

Carroll Gardens: The granting of a liquor license to a Hoyt Street oyster bar has led to a feud more bitter than the working classes of Pennsylvania, a row that threatens to tear this bucolic enclave apart at its very core. [Gowanus Lounge]
Coney Island: A big safety fence on the broken boardwalk is blocking foot traffic from getting to Lola Staar and other stores, and the owners are pissed about it! [Kinetic Carnival]
Fort Greene: Some vendors at the absurdly hot new Brooklyn Flea Market think the key to success is to sell dusty old crap for cheap rather than nice new stuff for real money. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]

Harlem: One of the leaders in the fight against the rezoning of 125th Street is a former Atlanta firefighter who put himself through NYU modeling for Wilhelmina. And damn, this brother’s cute! [NYDN]
Midtown East: On 39th Street, the ancient Moulded Shoes store will “balance your feet” and maybe even treat you to their 120-year-old bunion-pressing machine. You know you want it. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]
Park Stratton: In this section of the Bronx, there is a beloved car mechanic who is legally blind. Take that, Guv Paterson! [Talk Bronx]
Upper East Side: The East 71st Street townhouse that was the gallery for out-of-luck art dealer Lawrence Salander is now on the market for $75 million — the highest price ever asked for a Manhattan manse. [NYT]