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Chelsea Clearview West Finally Cedes Dominance to Chelsea Clearview

Chelsea: The School of Visual Arts has acquired the Chelsea West Cinemas on 23rd Street for use as auditoriums … and the school's acting chair, design legend Milton Glaser (who did both the "I Heart NY" logo and the original New York Magazine emblem), will redo the place inside and out. Cool! [Mediabistro via Blog Chelsea] Cobble Hill: Did some of Spitzer's ho brokers live here or in Brooklyn Heights? Either way, kinda classy hoods to be associated with this tawdriness, if you ask us. [Cobble Hill Blog] Coney Island: The city will replace huge, ugly, hazardous gaps in the boardwalk with a concrete-plastic wood-look-alike material … but, fakaktaishly, not until after the summer season. [NYDN]

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The Left Bank Moves to the Right Village

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Can't tell a hanging corner turret from a hanging corner bay from a tripartite bay? Read this post and you'll never walk illiterately through brownstone Bed-Stuy again. [Bed-Stuy Blog] Cobble Hill: Council member David Yassky didn't want a middle school going in a Dumbo apartment tower ('cause it could block views of the Brooklyn Bridge), but he might support selfsame school sharing space with the jail here on Atlantic Avenue. Way to put the kids first, Yaz. [Brooklyn Paper] East Village: The alley behind the new Avalon condo on 1st Street is supposed to become a boutique-filled "slice of the Left Bank," but right now it's just a dump. [Vanishing New York]

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Flatbush Enters the Food Co-op Fray

Chelsea: The proliferation of noncontextual glass condos is driving area high schoolers to stab one another in front of the construction sites. [Vanishing New York] Flatbush: Watch your back, Park Slope Food Co-op. The one here is moving into an old Associated market, and they've poached a Trader Joe's staffer to be their produce czar. [Ditmas Park Blog] Jackson Heights: Wow, the scrappy hood beat out Manhattan's newly hot financial district in Curbed's Best Nabe of '07 competition. Now, can it trounce — gulp — Tribeca? [Curbed]

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Bruni Hot for Small Baguettes on the Upper West Side

East Village: Anita Lo thinks Degustation isn’t getting enough attention. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Bao 111 will now be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. [Eater] Hell’s Kitchen: Kyotofu will be holding a seven-course dinner plus dessert paired with "six different types of specialty and esoteric sake" at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 17. [Grub Street] Richmond Hill: RIP 80-year-old Jahn’s Ice Cream. [Lost City] Upper West Side: Frank Bruni reveals he’s "hot for" small baguettes with butter and raspberry jam from Levain Bakery: "I demolish it in four or five bites, squeezing it so tight the jam drips from the edges, and I sometimes have to change my shirt afterward because of the jam stains." [Refinery 29]

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Prospect Lefferts Gardens Latest Victim of Youth Scourge

Coney Island: The kids trying to save Coney from the plans of megadeveloper Thor have erected a MySpace page — so you know they're serious. [Kinetic Carnival] East Village: The Leaning Tenement of 12th Street? Look at how unaligned this old building is with the new one going up next to it. [Curbed] Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Here come the low-rent hipsters … not to mention their publicly etched pronouncements on the difference between film and cinema. Oy. [Across the Park] Richmond Hill: Say good-bye to the beautiful old Vetter Mansion on Lefferts and Hillside, because it's comin' down. [Queens Crap] Tribeca: It may not be built yet, but that won't stop Elliman from listing the penthouse at 415 Greenwich Street for $32.5 million. [Curbed] Williamsburg: A fire last night in a garage housing dozens of Koolman ice-cream trucks may mean fewer of the vehicles on the streets plus lost income for their immigrant drivers. [i'm not sayin, i'm just sayin]

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Track Bikes To Tear Through LES

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Does Head Over Heels Café actually exist, or does it just have terrible business practices? [Clinton Hill Blog] Chelsea: Mullen's Pub is gone, done in by rent increases. [Blog Chelsea] Greenpoint: Give the neighborhood some T-shirt love, and show everyone how much you love the terminal market. [Newyorkshitty] Lower East Side: Monster Track 2007 starts at 3 p.m. at Sarah D. Roosevelt Park; cheer on a slew of bikers without brakes. [Razor Apple] Park Slope: Police warn Tea Loungers of nefarious terrorists who plot using the hangout's free wi-fi. [Brooklyn Paper] Richmond Hill: Residents are livid over plans to build low-income housing on land only recently revealed to be contaminated. [Queens Chronicle] Williamsburg: New moms rave about the midwife program at Woodhull Medical Center. They even liked the food! [Block Magazine via Brooklyn Record]

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