You, Too, Could Pay Millions to Live in Courtney Love's Former Squalor

Boerum Hill: In this lengthy interview, the Department of Corrections commissioner stands by his controversial desire to not only reopen but double the size of the jail that closed here in 2003. [Brownstoner]
Castle Hill: Trying to flee dozens of federal agents raiding the heroin mill in his apartment, a man died when he jumped off a ninth-floor balcony and slammed his head against a sixth-floor railing. So don't say that nothing ever happens in the Bronx. [Gothamist]
Soho: Is that Courtney Love's old loft at 30 Crosby that's on the market for $5.9 mil, down from a recent $6.3 mil? If it is, can the new owner claim, metaphorically, that she is now the girl with the most cake? [Curbed]

Union Square Park: Reverend Billy and Friends will gather here today at 5 p.m. to protest the city's plans to put a private restaurant in the park's northern-end pavilion. Expect soapbox preaching. [Washington Square Park]
West Village: At the Pleasure Chest, cross-wearing midwestern women on a SATC bus tour giggled over vibrators named after the show's four stars. The Samantha? An "ultra-stylish stainless steel butt plug." What, is it designed by Karim Rashid? [Vanishing NY]
Williamsburg: Project Runway winner Christian Siriano has rented a fabulous loft here, but you'd hope that, given how his win seems to be actually translating into a genuine top-scale design career, he'll be able to buy eventually. Guess that $100k check for winning doesn't cover much of a down payment these days! [NYS]