South Slope Gets Its Own Tower of ToysA ‘Retirement Home for Well-Loved Stuffies’ (not scruffles, mind you) has taken up residence near a tree in this hood. Plus, everything else in our daily borough roundup!
Curtis Sliwa Threatens Carroll Gardens TeensBaisley Pond: In the Queens hinterlands, it can get so rural that some folks don’t even have sidewalks. [Progressive South Side]
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Who is the artist behind this darkly compelling new mural on Throop between Quincy and Gates? [Bed-Stuy Blog]
Brooklyn Heights: Let views of the Brooklyn Bridge inspire crunches and high-kicks. That’s right, free fitness classes in BB Park have begun. [Brooklyn Enthusiast]
Carroll Gardens: Rock-throwing hooliganism is afoot in yuppie haven Carroll Park … and Curtis Sliwa’s intervening! [Gowanus Lounge]
East Village: Does Matt Damon actually live in this Lafayette Street building, or is this movie poster just an advertisement? [Curbed]
Greenpoint: The Runs Brooklyn guy is moving to Iowa, after having jogged and blogged about half the borough. [Runs Brooklyn via A Brooklyn Life]
Tottenville: Who needs Xanadu: The Musical when a new, high-tech roller rink is opening here on Staten Island? [NY1 and Prodigal Borough]