Obama Gets Whitewashed (and Not How You Think)

East Village: Obama’s spray-painted puss is in the middle of a smackdown on Houston and Bowery between graffiti artists Shepard Fairey and MARTY. [Gothamist]
Gowanus: Nasty, toxic Gowanus Canal is where this artist dunks canvases, pulls them out months later, then displays them. See his stuff at a Park Slope gallery starting May 18. [NYP]
Greenpoint: Leave it to infrastructure watchdog Miss Heather to video the, uh, “shit juice” that bubbles out of the floor when you flush the toilet at LaGuardia Park. [Newyorkshitty]

Midtown: The Landmarks Commission has signed off on Jean Nouvel’s MoMA tower (opposed by many locals), but it’s still got a ways to go through the approval process. [Curbed]
Park Slope: Fifth Avenue was decked out as Paris in the fifties for the shoot of the Julia Child movie starring Meryl Streep, who was spotted in her Julia outfit. [Velvet Sea]
South Bronx: Locals will strategize tonight to keep their Key Food, the only big grocery in the area, now facing a five-fold rent hike after Vornado bought its property. [NYDN]
Tribeca: Two whole façades on Warren Street “have yet to be gentrified.” Wow! Go visit them before it’s too late to feel that delicious, ye-olde-Tribeca frisson! [Weblicist]