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  1. the future is coming
    The Flatiron District and Union Square Are Crawling With Venture CapitalistsAt least at lunchtime.
  2. causes
    Lauren Santo Domingo Helps End the Party for One Playboy DoctorParty boy: “I intend to fight these allegations vigorously.”
  3. neighborhood watch
    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.
  4. neighborhood watch
    Accidents Happen … Even Within View of the Shake ShackHapless poopers in Madison Square Park? Porn kings threatening comedy kings in Times Square? Radicals burning good money in the East Village? The links in today’s boroughs report must be clicked to be believed!
  5. neighborhood watch
    Chelsea Hotel Bars Right to Peaceably AssembleIllegal and blatant fruit stands in Brooklyn Heights, Donatella in the Clock Tower building, and maybe even rats on a beach (awesome potential metal-band name, right?) in Staten Island: That wackness and more, in today’s neighborhood report.
  6. neighborhood watch
    Tom Wolfe and Aby Rosen Continue to Get on Each Other’s NervesThe writer disses Norman Foster on the Upper East Side, erotic yet “tender” art is nixed in the South Bronx, and more Ikea mania, in our hump-day boroughs report.
  7. neighborhood watch
    Follow the Arrows of Light to the Brooklyn Bridge (or, Um, Get Lost and Mugged)The search for Miss Brooklyn’s new moniker at Atlantic Yards, a happy ending for imperiled St. Brigid’s Church in Alphabet City, and some cute-cute-cute rescued kitties in Astoria! All in our daily borough report.
  8. neighborhood watch
    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.
  9. neighborhood watch
    Take a Walk Down Tin Pan Alley, Er, 28th StreetEast Village: Right across from its iconic 1859 building, Cooper Union wants to build a corrugated, spiky new thing by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki. Um…yeah, we’ll skip the stupid, vaguely racist sushi joke. [NYO] Flatiron: The next time you walk down nondescript 28th between Broadway and Sixth, sing out “Won’t You Come Home, Bill Bailey?” or “In the Good Old Summertime” to commemorate that the block was once the famed Tin Pan Alley. There’s no plaque or anything that denotes as much. And that’s a sad song. [Lost NYC] Gowanus: Take a look at the residential-retail complex the Toll Brothers would like to build along the canal. Nothing like mixed-use magic alongside the miasma! [Gowanus Lounge]
  10. neighborhood watch
    Newfangled Toilets Make Us Wonder What They’ll Look Like When They’re Oldfangled Bushwick: All the ‘swhik kids are chipping in to help Steve Trimboli, who runs local indie-rock mecca Goodbye Blue Monday, pay his mountain of post-cancer bills. That’s nice. [VV] Carroll Gardens: Who is trying to destroy the hood’s “Democracy Wall,” where locals post anti-development propaganda? Could it be … Councilmember Bill DeBlasio? [Gowanus Lounge]Flatiron: The new Cemusa toilet’s going up in Madison Square Park! Weird to think that something so sleek will soon be crawling with germs. (Or are these things self-cleaning?) [Curbed, Promediacorp]
  11. neighborhood watch
    Can’t Beat Building SexCarroll Gardens: Nobody wants to buy into this notorious new building, pictured here mounting an older, prettier structure from behind. [Brownstoner] Corona: The sad thing about this (apparently) new building is that, if you squint, it might even pass for Deco period if it weren’t for the hideous balconies and front door. [Queens Crap] Flatiron: Edwidge Danticat “reads from his memoir” tonight at B&N. Dude looks like a lady to us. [East Village Idiot]
  12. neighborhood watch
    Greenpoint Smells Worse Every YearBrooklyn Heights: Despite all the protests during the planning process, no one showed up to heckle the unveiling of new turf at Cadman Plaza Park. [McBrooklyn] Clinton Hill: It will take one more weekend of volunteer labor to install the composting toilet in Hollenback Park. [Clinton Hill Blog] Elmhurst: City Council members honor veterans here by dressing like slobs. [QueensCrap] Flatiron: A reward is being offered for information in the hit-and-run death of a Brooklyn resident on Saturday. [Gothamist] Greenpoint: The area never smelled fantastic, but this warm-weather season is starting off as the stankiest ever. [Newyorkshitty] Williamsburg: Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel can’t pray peaceably on Sunday morning for all the racket at the nearby construction site. Developers, beware of God’s wrath! [Gowanus Lounge]
  13. neighborhood watch
    Harlem on Only $600 a NightChelsea: The nasty Jag ad is gone from the side of the old McBurney Y, but a giant glass of Stella Artois has taken its place. [Blog Chelsea] Flatiron: Coming soon to Madison Square Park: steel trees! [Polis] Harlem: Marking yet another gentrification benchmark, a former Associated supermarket on 124th will become a $600-a-night W Hotel. [Columbia Spectator] Parkville: Is Ocean Parkway the “Madison Avenue of Brooklyn”? That’s what the condo developers say. [Kensington (Brooklyn)] Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Neighbors suspect a developer of wanting to tear down a single-family home on Ocean Avenue to make way for condos. [Across the Park] West Village: Richard Meier’s glass towers on Perry Street will soon compete with a spire from edgy husband-wife design duo Asymptote. [Curbed]
  14. neighborhood watch
    Eradicating Signs of Life in FlatironConey Island: What’s it look like when the Go-Kartz and Batting Cages get demolished? Thorasick Park, of course. [Kinetic Carnival] Dumbo: Turns out the 2 Trees condo tower is just outside the proposed historic district. Of course it is. [DumboNYC] Flatiron: Paging George Washington: Someone is chopping down cherry trees on Fifth Avenue. [Curbed] Greenpoint: The opening party for the Ikon had valet parking and sexy hostesses, but will that sell out 58 units? [Brownstoner] Harlem: The way to memorialize neighborhood heroes is with orange safety netting and construction that never ends. [Harlem Fur] Nolita: There’s some graffiti dissing at the new OMNI mural on Houston and Bowery. [RazorApple] Soho: Enthusiastic public comment means a community-board recommendation for bike lanes along Prince and Bleecker. [Streetsblog]
  15. neighborhood watch
    It’s Never Too Early to Get on Line for the Shake ShackCarroll Gardens: If you want to work at the local beer garden, prepare to submit a self-promoting essay with your app. SATs optional. [Brooklyn Record] Flatiron: Madison Square Park’s Shake Shack — home to those petite but perfect burgers — reopens March 21. Better start queuing up now. [NewYorkology] Harlem: St. Nicholas and 135th is getting a Subway sub shop, plus the Frederick Douglass Furniture store. What’s next, Harriet Tubman Light Fixtures? [Uptown Flavor] Hell’s Kitchen: Rustic chic or red flag? Some balconies on an ugly mid-century high-rise have been propped up with timber à la Swiss Family Robinson. [Manhattan Offender] Lower East Side: Residents seek revenge on Microsoft after the software maker blasted music from a promo SUV on Ludlow Street at 3 a.m. Sunday. [
  16. neighborhood watch
    Cleaning Up the Lower East Side Brooklyn Heights: Fishs Eddy is closing, but not until they sell everything in the store for 75 percent off. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Carroll Gardens: Brooklyn Yoga canceled its early-morning class. Where else to do the cobbler’s pose at dawn? [A Brooklyn Life] Far Rockaway: Next time your cell phone dies at JFK, charge it in the terminal and thank Samsung. [NewYorkology] Flatiron: Crayola-makers Binney and Smith have left the city for good. [Crazy Fingers via Blog Chelsea] Lower East Side: It’s amazing what a little power washing can do. [Trevor Little via Gothamist] Prospect Lefferts Gardens: What does rent control look like? Photos of Patio Gardens. [Sensei Oddsox via Across the Park]
  17. neighborhood watch
    Christmas Trees Look Good in Chelsea, Struggle in the Slope• Chelsea: The Hotel Chelsea gets festive in the lobby. Or at least more so than the Allerton. [Living With Legends] • Coney Island: So which is worse, Thor Equities or Forest City Ratner? [Gowanus Lounge] • Flatbush: With Yvette Clarke on her way to Washington, the fiasco to fill her City Council seat begins. [Daily Gotham] • Flatiron: No more feeling inferior to every other area of Manhattan with an H&M. But we’ll miss Daffy’s. [Metroblogging NYC] • Park Slope: This place has questionable Christmas trees, at best. [Brooklynian via Daily Heights] • Sunset Park: How long will one man’s fight against litter last? [Cloud Starchaser via Sunset Parker]
  18. neighborhood watch
    All Hail the Hipster GymAstoria: You’ve hung out in Astoria Park. Now help take care of it. [Joey in Astoria] Chelsea: What are they building in there? Find out at public forums tonight and Thursday on neighborhood redevelopment plans. [BlogChelsea] Clinton Hill: Still looking for a scotch pine, but there are plenty of places to get a tree. [ClintonHillBlog] Flatiron: Farewell, Shake Shack. We can’t wait to eat you again. [Joe Schumacher] Lower East Side: Experience the awfulness of the hipster gym and work out at Ludlow Fitness. [Curbed] Park Slope: A shopping guide to Fifth and Seventh Avenues gives you one less reason to visit Manhattan. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn] Wall Street: Rich? Rushed? Get to Newark airport in eight minutes for only $159. [NewYorkology]