The Maple-Syrup Smell Returns!

College Point: This distant nabe is but one of the places around the city (make that the region!) where folks are smelling the maple-syrup smell again! [Gothamist]
Crown Heights: The hood’s bickering blacks and Jews will unite around something at a rally tomorrow: their opposition to city plans to bring a homeless-intake center here. [NYDN]
Gowanus: The city’s proposed rezoning for the area includes making about 25 out of a potential 60 blocks condo-friendly and leaving the rest for manufacturing. This means that someday folks may promenade between a cleaned-up canal and condos as high as twelve stories. [Gowanus Lounge]

Roosevelt Island: Aww, look at these two cute kids who wrote a letter to a local honcho and got those dangerous metal strips removed from the playground here. To think that in 60 years they’ll be the cranks at the community-board meetings and all their kvetching won’t be so cute anymore, will it? [Roosevelt Islander]
Snug Harbor: This part of Staten Island will host a rock festival on June 14, hoping to lure the hipster crowd. Look for our band: Tess McGill and the Working Girls! (Ha-ha, just kidding.) [Gothamist]
South Bronx: The city wants the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, the hub for many restaurants and grocers, to offer cleaner alternative fuels to the countless trucks that drive in and out of the center polluting the hood. [NYDN]
Stuyvesant Town: Glass, that new symbol of 21st-century class, comes to newly poshified Stuyvesant Town! Why? To create a kiddie rec center and a movie theater, of course! [Curbed]