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  1. neighborhood news
    Scandalous Cobble Hill Shower Not Actually Scandalous at All [Updated]Oh …
  2. unreal estate
    Cobble Hill Couple Showers in Full View of NeighborsThat’s what happens when your giant glass shower is visible from the back of your townhouse. 
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    Cobble Hill Flyer Demands Cupcake Ransom for Child’s Lost Bear BlanketKind of funny, kind of mean.
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    Graffiti Writers Express How We All Feel About $5 ATM FeesAvoid these ATMs on Smith Street!
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    The Children of Brownstone Brooklyn Are More Cultured Than You AreWhat, your kid was a pumpkin for Halloween? Cute, we guess.
  6. photo op
    Life Goes on at Carroll Gardens Funeral HomeIt’s the circle of life, and it moves us all.
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    Cobble Hill Was BurningRooftop fires broke out in Cobble Hill last night.
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    What’s Behind the Wall?Check out this ongoing documentary project in Brooklyn, which involves the world’s oldest subway tunnel, a secret hidden steam locomotive, and maybe even the assassination of President Lincoln.
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    Cobble Hill Nabs Sitar HeiressThat would be Norah Jones.
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    Brooklyn More Educated and Baby-Filled Than in 2000More news that won’t surprise you from BK.
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    Parts of Brooklyn That Feel Richer and Whiter Really Are!One-fifth of black and Hispanic families have left the west-of-Prospect-Park area in seven years.
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    Greenpoint and Cobble Hill: Same Great Poopy Smell, Two Different Sources!If it ain’t because of a subpar waste-treatment plant, it’s gotta be a ginkgo-nut rainshower!
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    Is Victory Ford Coming Out With A Beer-Wench Line?’Lipstick Jungle’ films in the Flatiron district, and more dramatic news, in today’s boroughs report.
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    The Chelsea Hotel Has Not Lost Its EdgeThe naked girl at the Chelsea Hotel, the lost ‘SNL’ sets of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and a very awkward tale of gentrification from Harlem, in today’s boroughs bundler!
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    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.
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    Someone Is Spending a Lot of Time Thinking About Stuyvesant TownIt’s Freaky Friday! What better day for a crazy Caribbean lady in Forest Hills, a goat-slaughtering market in St. Albans, and a $200,000 game-show win for a guy from Westerleigh? (That’s on Staten Island, people.)
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    Cobble Hill: Still Brooklyn Enough for a Park CurfewYoung’uns vs. old-timers in the East Village, cops vs. citizens in Cobble Hill and Madonna vs. co-op board on the UWS (with Madge victorious!). More brawls ahead in our daily boroughs report.
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    The Brooklyn Flea Market: Too Much Craft, Not Enough Crap?A hot former fireman might save 125th Street, a townhouse on 75th may break records, and an ancient bunion-pressing machine could save your sole.
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    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]
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    Chelsea Clearview West Finally Cedes Dominance to Chelsea ClearviewChelsea: 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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    Phat Tats No Longer Available in Quaint Cobble HillCobble Hill: The very popular Brooklyn Tattoo Shop is leaving the hood. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Dumbo: Two generally accepted truths debunked in one article: New York has outpriced artists, and the members of the Walentas family are a bunch of scrooges. [NYT] Fort Greene: Attention, 124 Dekalb Avenue: Spike Lee has left the building. [Brownstoner]
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    Cobble Hill Is All Afflutter Over Alex McCordChelsea: 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]
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    The Chelsea Hotel Undergoes a Voice ChangeBedford-Stuyvesant: Someone who lives on this cute block has a thing against homeless people. Or hipsters. We can’t tell which. [newyorkshitty] Chelsea: After 30 years as the voice of the Chelsea Hotel, telephone operator Amy Miller is retiring. Bet she’s heard some bad verbiage in her days. [Living with Legends] Cobble Hill: Are those yellow boxes on top of this Walentas building going to be bulkheads or illegal beachy cabana things? Only time and angry neighbors will tell. [Brooklyn Paper]
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    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]
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    Cobble Hill May Remain Without a Trader Joe’s After AllBedford-Stuyvesant: SpongeBob SquarePants, a Care Bear, a tiny Santa, and various scary baby dollies gathered here recently for an alfresco forum on gentrification and its effect on the area’s creepy marginalized toy population. [Curbed] Cobble Hill: A rumor’s out there that Trader Joe’s is not coming here after all. Cobblers may have to keep schlepping their little sustainable satchels to Union Square for that red eggplant stuff. [Cobble Hill Blog] Crown Heights: The Lubavitchers are building more housing here to accommodate all their babies, but some sources say they’re having fewer kids all around, from eight to ten per family to a streamlined, downright Euro-chic six. [Brownstoner]
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    In Brooklyn, Is Everything Too Tall Already?Cobble Hill: On Atlantic Avenue, the maybe-too-tall rental that nobody wants is going up too fast, while the adjacent Trader Joe’s that everybody wants is going up too slow! Goldilocks is gagging! [Brownstoner] Downtown Brooklyn: Uh, that tower that’ll top the big Citypoint development at the Albee Square Mall will be 65 stories! That’s, like, taller than the Williamsburgh Savings Bank! So is it … too tall? [Gowanus Lounge] Greenpoint: At last, a Brooklyn detached unit you can afford, with extra amenities like a beer-swilling Lucy Van Pelt figure. [Newyorkshitty]
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    The Left Bank Moves to the Right VillageBedford-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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    A Cappella, Applebee’s Change the Face of AstoriaAstoria: This blogger doesn’t know which new arrival to the neighborhood is worse: the Broadway chorus-boy gays or the Applebee’s. [Manhattan Offender] Bay Ridge: They’re gonna move the ugly-ass Gowanus Expressway onto a sleek cable suspension roadway and fill in the old area with emerald parkland! Well, wouldn’t it be pretty to think so. [NYDN Cobble Hill: A developer wants to build townhouses on the empty land surrounding the pretty old Lamm Building on Amity Street, but locals object because the new houses wouldn’t face the street and leave room for backyards like all the other houses. Tense. [Brownstoner]
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    After Taco Bell, Rodents Take On Cobble HillClinton Hill: What? You say you weren’t at the Pratt annual antique steam-whistle concert on New Year’s Eve at midnight? Like, where else could you have been? At least it was captured on this YouTube video. But, dude, it’s not the same thing as being there. [Clinton Hill Blog] Cobble Hill: Is that a squirrel or a rat sunning himself in the window of that shamefully derelict Kane Street walk-up? Locals are bitterly divided over the answer. People, can we all agree that it’s a rodent? [Lost New York City] Dumbo: Will the new owners of an old Water Street warehouse really build a theater and host a Korean film festival in there? We’ll see, kimchee. [Brooklyn Eagle via DumboNYC]
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    Urban Outfitters to Bring Freshman-Dorm Furniture to Cobble HillCobble Hill: Urban Outfitters is “coming soon!” [BK11201] Downtown Brooklyn: After endless outrage, the city will spare the little Duffield Street house believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. [DDDB via Gowanus Lounge] Financial District: Maybe, in time, all the pretty old buildings in Manhattan will be reduced, like this one, to Hollywood-set-style façades for the big new buildings behind them. [Curbed]
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    Cobble Hill Shall Only Remain Yea HighCobble Hill: In a last-minute about-face, Councilman Bill De Blasio said he’ll vote to deny developer Two Trees the right to build ten feet over the height limit in the quaint hood. [Brooklyn Eagle] Coney Island: The deal has been inked, folks. Starting in March, Astroland will be open for one more season before the bulldozers roll in. [NYDN] Flushing: Yeah, we know this blog features hideous new architecture around Queens every day, but these specimens are particularly heinous. What’s that thing atop the building in the first picture, a big brick handle? [Queens Crap]
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    How High Can Walentas Go In Cobble Hill?Cobble Hill: Whether Dave Walentas gets to build ten feet higher than the limit in the historic district here is no trivial matter. [Curbed] East Village: How dare this woman feel so secure around here that she leaves her bike unlocked? Would someone please steal it to teach her a lesson? [Vanishing New York] Gravesend: Sears Tower co-owner Joseph Cayre just sold his home here, an enclave of rich Syrian Jews, for $10 million, the second-highest price ever for a Brooklyn crib. [Real Deal]
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    Will Trader Joe’s Be Haunted?Cobble Hill: Trader Joe’s is coming to an old bank building that may be haunted. Did those frozen tofu tamales just fly through the air? [McBrooklyn] East Village: An artist makes T-shirts lamenting the hood’s new megadevelopments. [Vanishing New York] Elmhurst: Controversial architect Robert Scarano, detested by many in Brooklyn, now hits Queens. [Queens Crap]
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    Car Canoeing in Queens!Brooklyn Heights: So the Coen brothers think they can disrupt the whole neighborhood for a month with their George Clooney film shoot and then make it up by donating to some community groups? We all know what the locals really wanted were backrubs from George. [Brooklyn Eagle] Chelsea: Twenty-nine years ago today, Nancy Spungeon was bludgeoned (by Sid Vicious?) in the Chelsea Hotel’s Room 100 … an anniversary the inn’s new corporate management likely won’t be fêting. [Living With Legends] Cobble Hill: We hope the new owner of that building who tried to evict those two elderly sisters is happy now. Tragically, one’s dead, and, more tragically, the other moved to Jersey. [Curbed] Corona: There’s a lot of Dominican families here named Corona, but that’s just a coincidence … as is anyone here getting wasted on Corona beer. [Junction Blvd] Greenpoint: Locals learn the hard way that if they want to instantly stop noisy after-hours construction, it’s better to call the cops than the DEP. Uh … duh? [Newyorkshitty] Maspeth: Manhattanites won’t complain about a few curbside puddles when they see these videos of cars swimming through the streets of Queens yesterday. Eau-trageous! [Queens Crap] Upper East Side: Unless those raccoons blocking your path as you run around the Central Park reservoir are foaming at the mouth, the Parks Department doesn’t want to hear about it. [UES Informer]
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    Car Elevators? What Is This, Shanghai?Bay Ridge: If you don’t want a Fedders nightmare going up next to your expensively preserved Victorian around here, you better be careful where in the hood you buy. [Bay Ridge Rover] Bedford-Stuyvesant: Former Essence honcho turned local Victorian innkeeper Monique Greenwood — a.k.a. the doyenne of the “new” Bed-Stuy — was on the Montel show yesterday. Reprazent! [Bed-Stuy Blog] Chelsea: According to this promo video, couples who move into an upcoming Eleventh Avenue luxury condo will be able to drive their cars in an elevator up to their own garage. But they will not have to be affectionate with each other. [Vanishing New York] Cobble Hill: Dumbo developer-king Dave Walentas is seeking to crack historic-district rules here with a super-tall building that he claims, uh, will enhance the hood’s historic quality. [Cobble Hill] East Village: So cranky blogger Chris thinks nymag.com readers are skinflints because none have given to his E.V.-schools drive, eh? A whopping seven people from your own site have given, Chris. You ain’t exactly Sally Struthers on the fund-raising front yourself. [East Village Idiot] Roosevelt Island: What does the local Toastmaster’s Club toast to? Life on an isle filled with charmless seventies architecture? [Roosevelt Island] Upper East Side: At $30,000 a month, rentals in the refurbished Plaza may actually be more expensive than booking a room there for four weeks. What the helloise? [Curbed]
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    Jackson Heights: The Musical! Wait, That Sounds Familiar…Cobble Hill: Some performance-art weirdos queued up, droidlike, outside of the future Trader Joe’s here. Was this some sort of Marxist semiotic commentary on the store’s long lines to come? [A Brooklyn Life] Elmhurst: The locals are getting into t’ai chi, which is cool, but they look like they’re doing the Thriller zombie dance in this pic. [Junction Blvd] Hell’s Kitchen: The flea markets haven’t been doing as well since they moved here from their longtime home in Chelsea, where condo-velopment pushed them out. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York via Chelsea Now] Jackson Heights: Stay tuned for Jackson Heights: The Musical! Hey, wait a minute, that Washington Heights show hasn’t even opened on Broadway yet! [Queens Crap via NYDN] Morningside Heights: Creatures including a camel, two llamas, some goats, a Chinese goose, a fourteen-pound rabbit, a porcupine, and a hermit crab paraded down the aisle at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine yesterday for a blessing. These pics are so cute! [Gothamist] Upper East Side: This sticky Indian summer is hardest of all on uptown gals planning the final stages of their wedding, don’t you agree? [Sex and the UES] Williamsburg: Yuppies moving here and to Greenpoint don’t want to send their kids to the local public schools, leaving some of them half-empty. [Brownstoner]
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    ‘If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Probably Be Screaming’Bronx: A city inspector went to the basement of 1912 Holland Avenue to check on a hot-water heater, but he ended up contacting the police because he found a crazy laboratory, complete with vials of acid, and preserved bones and organs. As one resident said, “If these walls could talk, they’d probably be screaming.” [Gothamist] Cobble Hill: A planned new building next to the incoming Brooklyn Trader Joe’s has caused a kerfuffle – developers want to build higher than zoning permits, but Borough president Marty Markowitz doesn’t want to set a bad precedent. Mm. We’re not sure “kerfuffle” is the word he’d use. [Brownstoner] Downtown Brooklyn: The city has decided to use its powers of eminent domain to seize 21 downtown Brooklyn lots that are said to have been a part of the Underground Railroad. Oh, and the city is also about to spend $2 million to commemorate abolitionist activity in the area. [McBrooklyn] Forest Hills: A planned shopping center in the hood hasn’t received approval, despite signage to the contrary. The suspicious civic association, naturally, have their caftans in a twist. [Forest Hills 72] Soho: A giant, boxers-clad poster of Michelangelo’s David dominates Lafayette, trying to get you to donate sperm. Because, you know, Lafayette has the best daddies. [Copyranter]
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    It’s Grass, Not Garbage, That Attracts Rats in ChelseaBrooklyn Heights: If only the kids around here could reference MC Hammer correctly. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Bushwick: Gentrification is forcing frustrated superintendents to gussy up their own threatening signs. [Newyorkshitty] Chelsea: Blame the rat infestation in the park on Ninth Avenue on the plant liriope. It provides excellent cover for burrows. [Blog Chelsea] Cobble Hill: The home of the Independence Community Foundation is gone; look for six-story apartment building at 182 Atlantic, instead. [McBrooklyn] Coney Island: Want to work at a karaoke bar? One here is hiring. [Kinetic Carnival] Dumbo: Folks are moving into the J Condo and paying $300 to $350 a month for parking spaces. [DumboNYC] Park Slope: The Fifth Avenue dog run has too many overexcited dogs. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn] Prospect Heights: The Buildings Department blamed water damage and Forest City Ratner for the Ward Baking Co. collapse. [NYDN] West Bronx: Neighbors proved a point to gangs and drug dealers at last night’s “National Night Out.” [West Bronx News]
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    Dumbo Gets All HistoricalBrooklyn Heights: Neighbors are riled over rumors of the murder of a century-old elm tree. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Bushwick: If you press a buzzer and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? [Newyorkshitty] Carroll Gardens: Don’t mess with the garden diva. Just don’t. [McBrooklyn] Cobble Hill: Will chain stores make this place more like the LES than the West Village? [NYT via A Brooklyn Life] Coney Island: Thor Equities tries to get all groovy in promoting its new attractions that no one seems to like. [Kinetic Carnival] Dumbo: The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 8-0 to consider the whole neighborhood for landmark status. [Dumbo NYC] Upper East Side: Sometimes a bookstore can make you forget what a giant expense hole we live in. [Around the Block on the Upper East Side]
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    Park Slope Bullies Foreigner Into Changing Business NameBay Ridge: Allowing a Home Depot here will just open a Pandora’s box for other big stores, say opponents. [Brooklyn Eagle via McBrooklyn] Cobble Hill: Book Court is expanding out back and hopes to bring in booze to attract the young folk. [The Brooklyn Paper] Dumbo: Unpopular landowner Baruch Singer bought a Bridge Street building and plans to convert it into 53 apartments. [Brownstoner] Gowanus: When the hard rain falls, move your stuff to high ground. [Gowanus Lounge] Greenpoint: Beware the MetroCard machine at the Bedford Avenue L stop. There might be a dead rat blocking up the change chute. [Newyorkshitty] Greenwich Village: Neighbors fear noisy, lengthy MTA construction of an “emergency ventilation plant.” [Blog Chelsea] Park Slope: Proprietor changes the name of his store from “A.R.E.N.A. Bagels” to “A.R.E.A. Bagels” so customers won’t think he supports Atlantic Yards. [Brooklyn Paper]
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    Horseshoe Crabs Invade Washington HeightsBay Ridge: A community board here enthusiastically green-lighted a new Home Depot at 200-plus housing units. [The Brooklyn Paper] Chelsea: The don’t-walk signal on Eighth Avenue and 19th Street has mysterious stigmata. [Blog Chelsea] Cobble Hill: Freebird Books and Goods is up for sale on Craigslist; $45,000 will buy you the store with inventory and liquor license. [Brownstoner] Maspeth: An ugly confrontation took place yesterday between tree-cutters and protesters at the site of the set-for-demolition St. Saviour’s Church. [Queens Crap] Washington Heights: How did a dead horseshoe crab come to be on 185th Street? [Copyranter] West Village: Nothing ruins a birthday cruise for 3-year-olds more than spotting a body in the water. [Gothamist] Williamsburg: Locals are pissed that the brand-new East River State Park closes before 8 p.m. on beautiful summer evenings. [Gowanus Lounge]
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    Robert Moses’s BQE Dream HouseBrooklyn Heights: It was bound to come to this: Bar bocce is now cutthroat and competitive. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Central Park: The Claremont Riding Academy is closing because of a lack of business. The stable has been on the west side of the park since 1892. [NYP] Cobble Hill: Part of Mayor Bloomberg’s long-term plan for the city calls for covering nine blocks of the BQE to create additional space for housing. [NYP] Dumbo: Artist Jane Walentas, wife of theatrically lampooned area megadeveloper David, wants to put her restored carousel in the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. [NY1 via DumboNYC] Fresh Meadows: Queens councilmember Tony Avella was among 75 who massed Saturday to protest a new building that violates just about every code in the book. [Queens Crap] Greenpoint: The line of demarcation between Greenpoint and Williamsburg is formed from waste. [Newyorkshitty] Harlem: South Harlem will get its first veterinary clinic this summer on 112th and Frederick Douglass. [Harlem Fur] Prospect Heights: Demolition began at the Atlantic Yards site today, and so did the protests. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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    Jim McGreevey Exercises Gay American Right to Protest Chelsea: More glassy façades are replacing the old tenements of Eighth Avenue north of 14th Street, creating more reflective surfaces for area pretty boys to admire themselves in. [Blog Chelsea] Clinton Hill: Trap-neuter-return. Those three magic words can help humanely manage the area’s feral cat population. [Clinton Hill Blog] Cobble Hill: Is that boarded-up old building on Warren St. really a former Christmas-ornament factory? And whatever is to become of it? [Lost City] Gowanus: Faster than you can smuggle out towels in your suitcase, it looks like another hotel is coming to the area. [Gowanus Lounge] Greenpoint: The most awesome house ever is on Beadel Street and has a leopard-print door. [New York Shitty] Times Square: As he promised yesterday, ex-Jersey guv Jim McGreevey turned out at the military recruitment center today (above) with about 60 other gays to protest a top general’s calling la vida homo “immoral.” [Towleroad]
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    Coney Island Demolition Destroys Family Fun Astoria: Use Astoria Park? Help take care of it. Start by attending a community meeting tomorrow night. [Joey in Astoria] Chelsea: The Bourne Ultimatum was shooting on Seventh Avenue yesterday morning. Expect lots of dead CIA agents strewn around 25th to 27th Streets. [Blog Chelsea] Cobble Hill: The Lamm Institute on Amity and Henry is for sale. What will the 13,750-square-foot building go for? [Brownstoner] Coney Island: Good-bye, go karts. So long, mini-golf. Demolition (right) takes out some old favorites. [Gowanus Lounge] Fort Greene: Outside, a shady-looking storage area. Inside, it looks like an antique post office. [Clinton Hill Blog] Harlem: If you’ve been meaning to take yoga classes with your dog, then it’s time to move uptown. [Harlem Fur] Red Hook: Gowanus Nursery will open in its new Summit Street location on March 31. [Brooklyn Record] Williamsburg: While not yet open to humans, East River State Park is a prime resting area for migrating (and crapping) Canada Geese. [i’m not sayin, i’m just sayin]
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    East Village Not Cool Enough to Justify Tiny Closet Chelsea: Tourists find Hotel Chelsea to be old and shabby. Well, yeah. [Notes from the Trenches via Living With Legends] Cobble Hill: Who says you can’t go (to his) home again? Walk to Cobble Hill Park and peer into the dank basement flat that once housed young scribe Thomas Wolfe. [Lost City] Dumbo: Angry phone calls succeed in putting the temporary kibosh on improper asbestos removal at 205 Water Street. [DumboNYC] East Village: Chic “lofted living” (right) can be yours for just $1,700 a month! Walk-in closet (for dwarves) included. [Craigslist via Curbed] Gowanus: City enviro-honchos have released a cleanup plan for the parcel of toxic soup known as Public Place — and locals will sound off on the parcel’s future at a meeting on February 22. [Gowanus Lounge] Jackson Heights: Next Tuesday, get a free stack o’ flapjacks at the Northern Boulevard IHOP when you make a donation to a children’s charity. [Joey in Astoria]
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    Brooklyn Heights Doesn’t Need No Stinking BarbersBrooklyn Heights: Neighbors complain about the Clinton Street Barber Shop’s ugly sign. But is it all that bad? [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Carroll Gardens: Buon gusto! After an extended close, the fave bakery Monteleone’s is once again open for business. Get your cheesecake! [A Brooklyn Life] Cobble Hill: Postmodern luxury living comes to quaint Tiffany Place … behold the sold-out Tiffany Tower. [Brownstoner] Coney Island: Cyclone views! Looks like the city may be edging toward a deal with megadeveloper Thor Equities to allow high-rise residential units in the famed amusement district. [Bay News via Gowanus Lounge] Harlem: Lots of smoke (and photos) but only minor injuries in the fire on Lenox and 116th. [Harlem Fur] Lower East Side: Get a glimpse of the “urban salvage” aesthetic of the new Bowery Hotel. [Vanity Fair via Curbed] Williamsburg: It probably won’t win any design awards, but the Northside Pier residential tower continues its climb into the sky, with workers pouring concrete for floor twenty this past weekend. [I’m Not Sayin’, I’m Just Sayin’]
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    Brownstone Brooklyn: Not as Clean and Safe as You Think A section of the CVS at Court and Pacific Streets in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. One wonders if Bruce Ratner has really done enough due diligence about this borough he’s so insistent on colonizing.