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Chelsea Turns Lost Property Into a Casual Encounter

Bushwick: Angry residents are not hesitant to make graffiti jokes about presidential anatomy. [Newyorkshitty] Carroll Gardens: Folks watching for the F train from the vantage point of Smith and Second look like some kind of strange human art installation. [McBrooklyn] Chelsea: Was your camera stolen? The one with the picture of the naked guy in the Mets hat? Yeah, someone found it. [Craigslist via Curbed] Coney Island: Area megadeveloper Joe Sitt has allegedly welshed on his promise to preserve some of the amusement site's most historic buildings. [amNY] Greenwood Heights: Price cuts suggest that the condo boom here was a little overenthusiastic. [Brownstoner] Upper West Side: Is the Time Warner Center really "the gateway" to this storied neighborhood? [The Weblicist of Manhattan] Williamsburg: It's official — the McCarren Park Pool has been landmarked, ensuring its status as hipster shrine for eons to come. [Gowanus Lounge]

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Outside the Grid Is a Senseless, Scary World

Clinton Hill: Of the two area buildings called "The Chocolate Factory," which one actually used to make chocolate? [Clinton Hill Blog] Greenpoint: How to keep dogs off your grass? Say it's intoxicated. [Newyorkshitty] Greenwood Heights: Neighbors are petitioning the Department of Buildings over unsafe conditions at 18-20 Jackson Place. [Gowanus Lounge] Long Island City: Throw out your trash in Court Square so you can try out the solar-powered garbage compressor. [LICNYC] Lower Manhattan: A gridless world proves confusing to an Upper East Sider. [The Upper East Side Scene] Soho: The Mulberry Street branch of the New York Public Library opens today. [Gothamist]

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Ugly Buildings Are Attacking the City!

Brooklyn Heights: The mysterious sign maker who guided visitors to the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway has outed herself. Thanks, Roslyn Beck. [Brooklyn Papers] East Village: When Jane Jacobs and New Urbanism collide, you get New Yorbanism and buildings like "Sculpture for Living" at Astor Place. [Horizoner via Polis] Gowanus: Once the Whole Foods opens, expect 1,000 people a day to show up at Third Avenue and 3rd Street. [Gowanus Lounge] Greenwood Heights: If you're a developer missing some permits, the Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights are gonna getcha. [Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights via Brownstoner] Harlem: Food from the meat truck on 132nd and Lenox may be a little too authentic for city dwellers, unless you want your apartment to smell like a barn. [Harlem Fur] Park Slope: The campaign begins to get writers–crime victims Doug and Barbara Rushkoff to stay in Brooklyn. [Steven Berlin Johnson via Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]

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