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  1. Openings
    Brooklyn Has a New Schnitzel-and-Spaetzle DestinationWerkstatt comes from acclaimed Austrian chef Thomas Ferlesch.
  2. Brooklyn’s Escaped Pregnant Tarantula Was a Big LieSorry! 
  3. Pregnant Tarantula on the Loose in BrooklynPenelope is said to have escaped from her South Slope home this week. 
  4. Bar Children
    Now Greenwood Park Is Too Child-FriendlySomehow all that public urination outside the beer garden isn’t deterring people from bringing their kids.
  5. Police in Brooklyn Reportedly Saying Ill-Considered Things About Skirts and Sexual AssaultThey really shouldn’t have.
  6. Openings
    First Look at Thistle Hill Tavern, Opening Soon in South SlopeTwo ‘inoteca vets bring gastropubby comfort food and serious drinks to their neighborhood.
  7. Openings
    Reputed Mobster Will Help Open New Lucali“Brooklyn mobster gives judge food for thought.”
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    More Chances to Catch Fergus Henderson This Fall; Hell’s Kitchen the NewPlus: Little Buddy Bakery now open on the South Slope, and Bushwick gets a cafe-garden–performance-space, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  9. South Slope Gets Its Own Tower of ToysA ‘Retirement Home for Well-Loved Stuffies’ (not scruffles, mind you) has taken up residence near a tree in this hood. Plus, everything else in our daily borough roundup!
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Food and Cheap Beer in the South Slope; The ’Burg Gets AnotherThe Cheyenne Diner gets its latest fifteen minutes of fame, and pet goat at Dévi in today’s neighborhood food news.
  11. Ikea Buses in Brooklyn: The Battle Is on the Streets and on the BlogsThat story, plus Oprah’s bounty in Harlem, shopping-mall smackdown in the Bronx, and a strange beep coming from the South Slope in today’s neighborhood notes.
  12. The Long Arm of the Law Even Reaches Into Subway BathroomsGetting all colonial in Union Square, watching crabs rut in Marine Park, letting go of fancy F-train plans in the Slope, and busting the gays in Forest Hills. All that and more in our week’s-end boroughs report.
  13. CBGB’s Gallery, at Least, Will Be Spared the Shame of ConversionWas Karl Lagerfeld really in Harlem? Will CBGB’s Gallery really be saved from becoming a bank? Our daily neighborhood news roundup.
  14. Spitzer’s Departure Bad for Moynihan Station, Too!Cobble Hill: Just as young parents here suffer the creeping feeling that their edgy youthful coolness is slipping away between their fingers, along comes an Urban Outfitters to profit off all their insecurities! [Cobble Hill Blog] Clinton: Spitzer’s resignation may put a further drag on the development of Hudson Yards and Moynihan Station, already slowed by the credit crisis. [Crain’s NY] East Village: Lest you think Trader Joe’s mania was dropping off, please note that the line to get in was back this weekend. No frozen organic brown rice for you, little low-income vegan! [East Village Idiot]
  15. The City Takes On the Squirrel HouseCobble Hill: Whether that house on Kane Street where the old lady lives is infested with rats or squirrels is now a moot point — the city’s ordered her to vacate, and trusty NY1 is on the story! [Lost NYC] Greenwich Village: The Department of Buildings is bitter because the developer of the units that went up over landmark Circle in the Square theater lied and said they’d be used for dorms. They’re not, meaning no zoning breaks. Meaning pare down those hideous balconies! [Villager] Lower Manhattan: Also bitter are Seaport locals, who laughed in the face of moguls last night who offered them community use of the Fulton Market floor where the “Bodies” exhibit is in exchange for development. Looks like they want waaaay more public space than that. [Downtown Express]
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Crosby Connection Will Rise Again; Los Dados the Last Breath of MeatpackingMeatpacking District: With the wave of recent restaurant and nightlife closings, this area seems doomed, but Los Dados and long-delayed Merkato 55 might be able to salvage the hip destination, at least “on its western perimeter.” [Zagat] Midtown East: Midtown Lunch finagled a sneak peak of Sakae Sushi’s conveyor belt and loses his cool: “If you’ve been to an outlet overseas, you may end up disappointed by the first US location which lacks some of the uniqueness or ‘cool’ factor of the locations in Asia. That’s because they felt a more subdued location would be more appealing to the clientele of Midtown.… Even when we get something cool, we get screwed.” [Midtown Lunch] Park Slope: Lebanese Laila has closed, which doesn’t seem like a surprise since it was across the street from “the better, cheaper Olive Vine.” [TONY] South Slope: The Fourth Avenue soup man has officially given up his spot in preparation for a new fancy condo. [Eat for Victory/VV] Upper West Side: China Fun is getting in on the New Year shill fest: Submit 500 words (or fewer) on why you want to celebrate the Year of the Rat at China Fun (info@chinafun-ny.com), and you could win a banquet for eight. West Village: After losing its lease, Italian sandwich destination Crosby Connection is moving from its hole-in-the-wall to an actual restaurant space a couple of blocks away. [The Gluttoness]
  17. Bed-Stuy Invades BushwickBushwick: Have Bedford-Stuyvesant landlords pushed the media to join them in identifying Bed-Stuy locales as part of trendier Bushwick? This blogger says that this fire really took place in the Stuy, but that’s not how the news reported it. [BushwickBK] Chelsea: The old-school drunks still gather at the old-school Peter McManus Cafe, but after 7 p.m., THE KIDS arrive. Beware! [Vanishing NY] Clinton: Folks from the 34th St. Partnership are trying to build a bike parking lot (isn’t that crazy!) on 33rd Street between Eighth and Ninth. If you have the $200,000 they need to pay for it, let them know. [Gothamist]
  18. Missing the Old ‘Treats’ of the Meatpacking DistrictChelsea: It used to be the tranny hookers on 14th Street who advertised as “Not too fancy, always delicious!” Now it’s just the Treats Truck. [Vanishing New York] Crown Heights: If the Slope’s old armory gets to become a swank new athletic center, why not the one here? That’s what council member Tish James wants to know… [Brownstoner] Dumbo: Remember 2005, when it wasn’t completely certain the neighborhood was going the way of a bourgeois, sanitized, amenity-rich enclave? Seems so long ago… [DumboNYC] Hell’s Kitchen: Time Out New York learns that the hood ain’t just for thugs and tramps anymore, scoring it higher than the East and West Village. [Hell’s Kitchen NYC] Park Slope: OMG, the new debit-card machines at the food co-op actually work. That’s so awesome! [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn] South Slope: What would this fifties family think if they knew that the home they vacated to make room for the Prospect Expressway is now the site of a dumpy unused park? That’s a shondah. [Icky in Brooklyn] Upper East Side: What we love most about this high-profile battle between a laundromat and a customer is that the launderer apparently changed his name from Todd Ofsink to Todd Layne. Isn’t having “sink” in your name a good thing for a launderer? [78thand2nd]
  19. Domino Sugar Factory: Double Your Hipster, Double Your Fun?Greenpoint: Got a crack problem? Call the Crack Pros! [Newyorkshitty] Highbridge: After it demolished Macombs Dam Park to make way for the new Yankee Stadium, the city put up a replacement — but it’s not easy to get to and pretty nasty once you get there. [VV via West Bronx Blog] Murray Hill: Looks like the SUNY-Binghamton biz-major girls with the blowouts finally have their very own East Side bar(f) guide. [East Village Idiot] South Slope: That Enrique Norten condo slated for Fourth Avenue and 6th Street won’t happen after all … but another Norten proceeds apace nearby on Carroll. [Brownstoner] Upper East Side: Buttercream or vanilla-bean icing on that wedding cake? Roasted cod at Café D’Alsace? This poor UES gal faces hard choices that make Sophie’s look silly. [Sex and the Upper East Side] West Village: Thanks to a new street plaza, you can lounge in the meatpacking district without spending $20 on a drink … if you don’t mind mainlining car-exhaust fumes. [Streetsblog] Williamsburg: Redevelopment of the Domino Sugar plant could double the population within a quarter-mile radius. Twice the pseudo-hipsters, twice the fun! [Gowanus Lounge]
  20. They Didn’t Have Google Maps During the Last TornadoBay Ridge: How close were you to the tornado? Check this map to find out. [McBrooklyn] Coney Island: Astroland rides are off the market, for now. [Bloomberg via Kinetic Carnival] East Village: St. Mark’s Hotel is still the best one in the city for a cheap quickie. Yikes. [Gridskipper] Forest Hills: There’s photographic proof that Trader Joe’s is really coming. [Forest Hills 72] Gowanus: Put down $15 million for a warehouse on Third Avenue now, and just wait for zoning laws to go your way. [Brownstoner] Riverdale: Will a Starbucks open here, too? [HuntGrunt] South Slope: The shoddy building at 18-20 Jackson Place finally collapsed! [Gowanus Lounge]
  21. Will Little West 12th Go a Little British?Bedford-Stuyvesant: The local little league team will play on the White House lawn July 15 as part of a Jackie Robinson tribute. [Bed-Stuy Blog] Bushwick: When you move into this hood, the so-called welcome wagon is a napkin full of trash dumped at your door. [BushwickBK] Long Island City: Nespresso, a division of Nestle, will move its HQ into Court Square Place, the new blue glass building near the Citibank Tower. But … will they move in Quik? [OuterB] Lower East Side: It’ll get very fancy on old Delancey indeed when H&M opens its latest branch there, which is today’s hot retail rumor. [Curbed] South Slope: Snarks are saying that this new building on Fourth and Baltic is so ugly they yearn for the gas station that used to be here. Ouch, mama! [Gowanus Lounge] West Village: At least one British expat thinks it’s disingenuous that a “grassroots” campaign to rename part of the hood “Little Britain” is being backed by corporate giant Virgin Atlantic. [Englishman in New York]
  22. Bad Ad Placement in Times Square?Coney Island: Thor Equities ditches the residential portion of its redevelopment plans. Hotels instead. [Curbed] Greenpoint: Free mattress available, if you want the bedbugs that come with it. [Newyorkshitty] Long Island City: This Saturday would be a good time to recycle your air conditioner. [
  23. Don’t Mess With Bill Moyers’s ViewRed Hook: The shady demolition of the Revere Sugar Factory is making the neighbors furious. [Gowanus Lounge] Brooklyn Heights: Want a Mexican restaurant? It’s yours for only $389,000. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chinatown: Some major street changes are in place, including a buffered bike lane on Grand Street, making it safer to eat sticky pork buns while cycling. [Streetsblog] Clinton Hill: Looks like the topiary-stealing first reported two weeks ago by Brooklyn Record continues. Who’s the sticky-fingered horticulturalist? [Clinton Hill Blog] South Slope: Developer Gregory Rigas has been quietly been buying up — and not so quietly demolishing — mucho property on Fourth Avenue between Prospect Avenue and 16th Street. [Brownstoner] Upper West Side: Bill Moyers leads a pack of angry rich people against the New-York Historical Society’s plan for a high-rise condo off Central Park West and 76th Street. [Curbed]