Your Pencil May Be Your Key to the High Line This Summer

Chelsea: Thirty-four lucky people will get to take a sketching class on the un-opened High Line this summer … and apparently they don’t even have to be talented! [NewYorkology]
Greenpoint: New York, I Love You, a series of short films with big names attached patterned after the recent Paris, Je T’aime, is shooting here this week. Greenpoint, we love you! [Gowanus Lounge]
East Harlem: Locals protested their City Council member, Melissa Mark-Viverito, for supporting the vote before City Council tomorrow to rezone 125th Street to make way for condos and hotels. [NY1 via Uptown Flavor]

Park Slope: Some Slopies want to shut down bar and rock joint Union Hall, in part because “while it may look like a library from the outside, it’s anything but.” So don’t be fooled and go try to finish your novel in there or anything. [Gothamist]
Times Square Up for sale or lease, “Wal-Mart of porn” Show World may soon close, but there was a time when the “live girls” who worked there could make enough money to buy a house, or, in the case of the tranny girls, a sex-change op. [Gawker, NYP]
West Village: Owners of the Sex and the City townhouse on Perry Street have finally put up a chain barring folks from sitting on the stoop for photos … unless they’ve paid for the official SATC tour, it seems. [Curbed]
Willets Point: The city’s controversial, $3 billion plan to turn this gritty swath of Queens into a hotel- and retail-featuring megasite may be chopped in two, with the site’s western half completed first, by 2013. [NYDN]