One of the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn is suddenly the focus of both private speculators and City Hall, which wants to build thousands of units of affordable housing there — and by announcing its plans is fueling the land rush.
Nasty razor teeth in Chelsea, bank-on-biker discrimination in Windsor Terrace, lifeguard inequality in the Rockaways … and other bad tidings to make you angry and anxious in today's bitter boroughs report.
It's July, which comes in like a candy-bearing Park Slope kiddie Evangelist! Or a rappeling, stalking obsessive UWS construction worker! Or a long-dead writer whose Bronx getaway's getting a face-lift! Or … well … just read today's boroughs roundup!
ScarJo buys a Sutton Place postwar, Billyburg and Greenpoint wait for their parks, and guilty liberal Slopies' rage toward Greenpeace panhandlers finally boils over. That and more in today's boroughs report.
Brooklyn Heights: The sale price of the Cranberry Street house where they filmed Moonstruck has dropped from $5 million to $3.95 million since early 2006. That's still très Cher! [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
Coney Island: Astroland opens Sunday … possibly, for the second year in a row now, for its last season before major Coney development begins. [amNY]
East New York: It's "the new Harlem," did you know that? So if you're bitter you didn't buy uptown twenty years ago, you'll want to buy here, where cribs are going for up to $300,000. [NYDN]
East New York: Unlimited! Free! Compost! [Brooklyn Record]
Greenpoint: The best-dressed man about town says his outfits are inspired by a lack of clean clothes. [Newyorkshitty]
Long Island City: It's getting closer to moving day in the luxury condos. [Curbed]
Park Slope: Get your tickets for weekend house tours. [Dope on the Slope]
Prospect Park: What does a white squirrel say about Brooklyn gentrification? [Englishman in New York]
Williamsburg: Happily, it's outdoor couch season again. [Gowanus Lounge]