The High Line: Now With Seating!

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cringe a bit at this slightly anthropological take from the L.A. Times on a fancy new condo’s arrival in Do-or-Die. That 87-year-old Mama Ruth with her “few lonely teeth” and leaves stuck in her hair. So real! So earthy! So patronizing. [LAT via Brownstoner]
Chelsea: Here’s a shot of the first bench on the High Line — with more High Line design renderings to come tomorrow, apparently — and, well, it is kind of exciting. Even if we haven’t gotten around yet to buying our condo looking down on it. [Curbed]
Greenpoint: Someone here thinks that Tori Spelling looks like her pug. [Newyorkshitty]

Red Hook: As part of a broad citywide freeze on MTA projects due to grim fiscal figures, the Smith and 9th F-train station now joins the Fourth Avenue F station in not getting shut down for a makeover after all … which, though sucky in the long term, is good in the short term for access to the remote Hook. [NYT]
St. George: Folks in this part of Staten Island bitterly oppose a plan to turn a convent into a 24/7-staffed home for people with bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. How would St. George, patron saint of people with skin diseases and syphilis, feel about that? [SI Live]
Village: Despite lots of local outcry, Community Board 2 voted almost unanimously to let NYU demolish the historic Provincetown Playhouse on MacDougal Street except for its four walls and entry façade. [Washington Square Park]
Williamsburg: Well, the developer says it had to lose twenty apartments to get landmarks honchos to approve its glass box of condos atop the old Domino Sugar plant, but it worked. And we must say, these plans look pretty cool and contextual! [Curbed]