Someone Is Spending a Lot of Time Thinking About Stuyvesant Town

Stuyvesant Town
Its luxury is imposing. Photo: Getty Images

Cobble Hill: Isn't it kind of sadistic of the Times to wait until the very end of this story to tell you that a beloved, imperiled tree on Kane Street actually survives? Oh, sorry for that spoiler, Kareem Fahim! [NYT]

Dumbo: Two Williamsburg artists have painted a really bright Aztec-themed mural on the outer wall of Pedro's, the nabe's iconic Spanish eatery at Front and Jay. Isn't it nice that stuff like this still happens in increasingly fancy hoods? We're being totally earnest! [Brooklyn Paper]
East Village: The ability of this blogger to keep coming up with fake news posts satirizing the gentrification of Stuyvesant Town, such as these high-end Port-A-Potties, must not go unremarked upon. So here we remark upon it. [Stuyvesant Town's Lux Living]

Forest Hills: Will someone please help the crazy Caribbean lady shouting obscenities on the eastbound platform of the LIRR before she hurts herself or someone else? [Forest Hills 72]
St. Albans: Folks here are trying to block a meat market that would slaughter goats, lambs, ducks, and chicken on site. So much for locavorism. [NYDN via Queens Crap]
Westerleigh: Joe McBratney, an actor from this part of Staten Island, recently won $200,000 on the TV show Don't Forget the Lyrics. He marveled: "I didn't know I knew the words to 'Karma Chameleon.'" C'mon, Joe. Lovin' would be easy if your colors were like our dreams. [SI Live]
Williamsburg: Following in the footsteps of Mayor Bloomberg's Summer Streets program, Williamsburg's proposal to "make Bedford from North 3rd to North 9th pedestrian only starting on 19 July and for the three Saturdays following" looks like it may go through. [Brooklyn11211 via Curbed]