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Cobble Hill Is All Afflutter Over Alex McCord

Chelsea: Jack White stopped by the Chelsea Hotel the other day*, in full fur-coat regalia, to soak up some of Bob Dylan’s residual energy from the place in order to prepare for his upcoming album with the rock hero. [Living With Legends]
Cobble Hill: This neighborhood blog is all excited that Alex McCord is one of the crackpot stars of The Real Housewives of New York City. They’ve started an open-comments thread. But no one has an opinion yet. Chime in! [Cobble Hill Blog]
Gowanus: A new south Brooklyn neighborhood coalition, which includes residents of Red Hook, Gowanus, and Carroll Gardens, is preparing to fight for your right to gentrify! Or, you know, stop gentrification. As the case may be. [Gowanus Lounge]

Stuyvesant Town: In addition to offering a free month’s rent to new lessees these days, the giant living complex is now allowing owners to have pets for the first time ever. Or so they think. Intel editor Chris lives there, and there are totally cats and dogs that already live in his building. [Curbed]
West Bronx: A building’s worth of tenants here is banding together for a class-action lawsuit against landlords, who have not gotten rid of the rats “running wild” and giving children asthma, among 400 other complaints. [AMNY]
West Village: There’s now video of that West Village sexual assaulter. You can’t really see his face, and he’s just standing there, but it’s kind of scary anyway. [NYP]

*Ok fine apparently Jack White did not stop by the Chelsea Hotel. He has never been to the Chelsea Hotel! He hates it maybe! We know nothing apparently! We got this letter:

Dear Mr. Rovzar and Ms. Pressler,
I represent Jack White. It has come to my attention that a blog entry dated March 5, 2008, with the headline “Jack White Visits Chelsea to Aid Dylan Revenge Plan” has been posted on the Daily Intelligencer website asserting that someone recently saw Jack White at the Chelsea Hotel. As Jack has never been to the Chelsea Hotel, the content of your blog is false and unfounded.

Please immediately remove the blog post from your website and cease any further distribution of the post. Please also be sure to fact-check more carefully in the future before posting further blogs about my client. I would appreciate your prompt cooperation in handling this matter. Thanks.


Cobble Hill Is All Afflutter Over Alex McCord