Who Eats Hot Wings at 8:30 in the Morning?

Co-op City: The Bronx’s new, fairly speedy bus-only lane spanning from here to Inwood seems to be working, with one watchdog’s ride cut down from the old 65 minutes to 48. Not bad! But some dumb-ass delivery trucks are still clogging the lane. [Streetsblog]
East Harlem: Behold this very long story that repeats the same point about eleven times: The riverside Target store set to open next year (in a new complex also including a Best Buy, Marshalls, and, possibly, a Costco) will attract new dwellers. Point made! [NYS]
East Village: Pity the poor guy on 14th Street and First Avenue who has to flack for those greasy, spicy Atomic wings at 8:30 in the morning. Word to his boss: Dude, that’s, like, bagel time! [East Village Idiot]

Harlem: A riverside park has opened across from the Fairway…but let’s hope that “gross new chain-link fencing” is only temporary! [Uptown Flavor]
Long Island City: Carlos Leon, the (editorial interjection: hot!) father of Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes, has designed a gym for a fancy condo and incorporated a crest with his own name in it into the floor. [Curbed]
Lower East Side: Justin Long, the cutely average-looking Macintosh-TV-commercial guy and Drew Barrymore squeeze, bought a $2.4 mil, 1,975-square-foot unit in the Blue complex, on Norfolk Street. The one with the “pixilated blue glass” and “contorted form.” [NYS]
Red Hook: A state judge has ordered the dismantling of an 18-foot-high, 200-foot-long metal fence that cuts off locals from city-owned waterfront property, which, according to parks commissioner Adrian Benepe, is nice for both “active” and “passive” recreation. Commentary withheld. [NYT]