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The G Train: Helping Greenpoint Keep It Real

What’s up, G?Photo: bigaila’s flickr

Brooklyn Heights: Savvy locals are on the cutting edge of a growing realization that things like ice cream and orange juice are coming in smaller packages to cut costs. Or is there just nothing else to do here but notice these things? [NYDN]

Clinton Hill: Could blogger justice actually have pressured the cops here to stop parking in the bike lane? Because they have. Here’s pictorial evidence! [Clinton Hill Blog]

Governors Island: Only $20 mil has been raised of the more than $200 mil needed to turn this place into the Park at the Center of the World, with funky bikeways, postmodern grassy knolls, and that kind of stuff. [Real Deal via Curbed]

Greenpoint: With Scarano-type condos popping up everywhere, only the crappy G train may keep the quirky, Polish ‘point from becoming the next gentrihipsterfied Williamsburg. [NYP]
Red Hook: Yeah, yeah, Ikea opened here yesterday, but all the cool people were down the street at the shoot for the Santogold video. You know, the one with the bikes and the giant fake-looking speakers? We saw you there, right? [Gothamist]
Upper East Side: A partner in the group behind Worldwide Plaza will build a massive mixed-use project at 57th and Second in return for creating a new, 40 percent–bigger High School for Art and Design. [NYS]
Washington Heights: Here, not the nearby Bronx, is where Doctor Ruth has long lived, but that didn’t stop her from being inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame. Hey, her daughter’s prez of the Riverdale Y, and her son went to Horace Mann — don’t that count for somethin’? [VV]

The G Train: Helping Greenpoint Keep It Real