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  1. neighborhood watch
    Did Brooklyn Inspire ‘Urinetown’?Chelsea: Blogging about the McBurney Y has inspired at least one documentary about gentrification. [Blog Chelsea] Clinton Hill: Nothing like finding a used colostomy bag on the street. [Clinton Hill Blog] Malba: Residents of this Queens enclave are protesting the construction of a massive Korean day spa, saying it will cause a traffic nightmare. [Times Ledger via Queens Crap] Park Slope: What’s with the kids peeing on trees? [Gowanus Lounge] Turtle Bay: East 48th Street at Second Avenue may be renamed for a former resident, the recently deceased author Kurt Vonnegut. Call it Slaughterhouse 48? [NYS] West Village: Behold the first High Line’s–eye view of the in-progress Standard Hotel straddling the old elevated rail line. [Curbed]