The Maple-Syrup Smell Returns!Crown Heights unites against a homeless center, Snug Harbor gets ready to rock, and more in our week’s-end boroughs report.
East Village Park Will Outdo WilliamsburgChelsea: Will the venerable weekend flea market on 25th Street shut down now that the garage it’s in has been bought by Extell for $42.7 mil? [TheRealDeal]
East Village: Think you’re so cool with your new waterfront park, Williamsburg? Wait till you see the E.V.’s in-progress East River Promenade. [Curbed]
Greenpoint: If you’re looking for a blue audio tour of the area, there’s a podcast out there for you. [MikeyPod via Newyorkshitty]
Harlem: All hail (or fear?) the rise of area megadeveloper Henry Vargas, whose dad presciently bought up half of Harlem in the seventies. [TheRealDeal via Uptown Flavor]
Snug Harbor: Brooklynite goes to Staten Island for July 4 BBQ, fears world outside of Park Slope. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]
Willets Point: The move to redevelop this 60-acre parcel near Shea Stadium gets ugly as the city lawyers up against business owners there. [Times Ledger via OuterB]