Queens: Hollywood East?

Astoria: Kaufman Astoria, one of the city’s three biggest movie studios, will get even bigger with a redo starting this fall. Expect a compound with indoor and outdoor sets. Meanwhile, Silvercup Studios in Long Island City is expanding, too! [NYT via Queens Crap]
Clinton Hill: Parked cop cars are blocking the new bike lanes! Plus, Fort Greene Park already has off-leash hours, so it’s unlikely it’ll ever get a dog run, too. [Clinton Hill Blog]
East New York: The owner of a construction site here is facing manslaughter charges after a worker suffocated in dirt and debris from an unstable trench in March. The indictment may signal more construction-related prosecutions to come. [NYT via Brownstoner]

Riverdale: What was once the largest pool hall in the U.S., forced to shutter last year because of the smoking ban, will now be the new home of the booming World of Life Church. [NYS]
Upper West Side: It looks like that blogger who surreptitiously snaps shots of hot shirtless guys all summer is back in action, starting with these pics from the Great Lawn, newly restored with Disney funds. [Weblicist]
Williamsburg: A rash of random stabbings is terrorizing the south side of the hood, according to a local who doesn’t “usually cry wolf (as much as I am a loud mouth, hypochondriac).” [Gowanus Lounge]