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Upper East Side

  1. expressing herself
    Brave Architects Sign On for Madonna’s UES RenovationsObviously she can’t just move into the place without totally gutting it first.
  2. man on the street
    Video: Meeting Madonna’s New NeighborsWe sent our Tim Murphy to the far reaches of the Upper East Side to meet the men and women who will be getting to know the pop star in the coming months.
  3. real estate
    Madonna Buys UES Townhouse for $40 MillionBut that picture of her with little Mercy James? Priceless.
  4. walk-through
    Tour a Fancy UES TriplexYou know you want an oval dining room.
  5. neighborhood watch
    Crane Collapse Contractor IndictedThe owner of the crane that collapsed in March last year has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
  6. neighborhood watch
    Old-Timers Caught in Old-Timey SquabbleAn Upper East side wife assaulted her husband with a frying pan.
  7. developing
    Gary Barnett, Manhattan Real Estate’s Beacon of HopeBarnett says Extell will draw on its land bank to deliver new residential projects in as soon as nine months.
  8. tragedies
    Star Jones: Displaced, LitigiousThanks to leaks and mold, she’s fled her Upper East Side triplex penthouse and is suing the condo board for $700,000.
  9. in other news
    Upper East Side Housewife Craves Nanny, Book DealRebecca Land Soodak’s Craigslist post got her a nanny — will it bring her more?
  10. neighborhood watch
    Murray Hill Graffiti — Touched (Inappropriately) By an Angel?A cheeky street artist quotes Saint Teresa of Ávila, a hot-dog cart explodes, and jazz decamps to Brooklyn — that, and more, in our daily borough roundup.
  11. company town
    The Obamas All Over the Glossy Newsstand, Once AgainMichelle and Barack appear on the covers of ‘Ebony’ and ‘Essence.’ But Meghan McCain has an interview in ‘Glamour’! Plus the latest on Barbara Corcoran, John Thain, and the other captains of industry.
  12. neighborhood watch
    Greenpoint Subdivided: Do You Live in Garbagetown or Sewagetown?Quick, someone bandage that bleeding Lady of Mercy in the Bronx, mourn the Purchase Building in Dumbo, and scold that greedy Long Island City sweatshop! So much to do in today’s boroughs report!
  13. 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.
  14. in other news
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon to Join ‘Real Housewives’And we predict what fireworks will ensue.
  15. neighborhood watch
    ‘Real Word: Brooklyn’ Will Not Be in BellTel Lofts After AllBut it will still be in Brooklyn — plus the much-mocked Prudential broker of Bushwick and the new urban prairies of Clinton Hill, all in our Friday boroughs wrap-up!
  16. neighborhood watch
    Bedbugs Threaten Boerum Hill Bastille Day’Real World’ rumors hit Carroll Gardens, strange “vocational” lions hit Staten Island, the “Beaver Butler” hits the financial district, and more, in today’s boroughs report.
  17. neighborhood watch
    Cool Nuns Will Build Houses for Environment, Old PeopleGenerous nuns heed the earth in Bedford Park, an anti-Greek wind blows in the East Village, and sulfurous yet minty odor pervades Long Island City, all in the final boroughs roundup of this awesomely sunny July week!
  18. neighborhood watch
    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.
  19. 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.
  20. in other news
    Brearley School Evicting Its Neighbors to Make Room for RobotsMembers of the girls’-school administration flooded an Upper East Side community-board meeting and tried to explain why the rent-stabilized tenants next door should just move over and give the school room to grow.
  21. it just happened
    Another Crane Collapses on Upper East SideTwo are confirmed dead, and the Fire Department is pulling people from the wreckage now.
  22. neighborhood watch
    Hipster Influx Already Affecting Bushwick Community BoardRoosevelt Island may not get its ferry so soon, the Rockaways may get a $19 mil library … and Union Square Park–goers will still get free hugs! Even more gets in our daily boroughs report.
  23. neighborhood watch
    Coney Island 2008: The ‘Summer of Hope’Wrap up your week wetly, with a dead raccoon on the Upper East Side, a tiny woman on Coney, David Byrne way downtown, and some big breasts in the meatpacking district. All in today’s boroughs report!
  24. neighborhood watch
    ‘Jeffersons’ Producer Moves On Up to Wrong SideWhat’s more dangerous, crossing the street to the park in Prospect Lefferts, having pot smoke blown in your face in Crown Heights, or living amid a bunch of rich bankers on Central Park West? You decide … in our daily boroughs report!
  25. neighborhood watch
    Everybody’s Sexy in Stuyvesant Town!Busy, buzz-y bees transfix the UES, canine golden showers threaten the Tribeca ecosystem, and cool-coiffed Queens beep Helen Marshall rocks springtime style in Woodside. That and more in our breathless daily boroughs report.
  26. neighborhood watch
    The ‘Post’ and ‘Daily News’ Have Contrary Takes on the Future of the Atlantic YardsJennifer Connelly ditches the Slope, Travolta hits Dumbo, and Warhol’s former porn house in the East Village. Those are all the celeb items in today’s boroughs report, we promise!
  27. company town
    Wait, Are We Supposed to Feel Sorry for Lloyd Blankfein?That’s not the only mind-bender in our daily industry roundup.
  28. company town
    Jonathan Franzen’s Latest (Unsurprising) Target Is Michiko Kakutani’Vanity Fair’ fights back over the Miley Cyrus pictures, Stuyvesant Town has a square dance, and more, in our daily industry roundup.
  29. neighborhood watch
    Manhattan Mall: Ghost Town?Less rice in Jackson Heights! Less theater space in the Village! And one less groundhog on Roosevelt Island. All that and more (less?) in today’s boroughs report.
  30. neighborhood watch
    Red Hook Residents Squawk About ParrotsPlus! Hazmat suits invade the Slope, an unwelcome curvy hotel is headed for West Village, Johan Santana’s new digs, and more in our far-roving Neighborhood Watch!
  31. neighborhood watch
    Ellen Barkin on the Loose in Brooklyn Heights!Our daily neighborhood roundup, including dish from Soho, the Bronx, the Upper East Side, and Brooklyn Heights.
  32. neighborhood watch
    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.
  33. neighborhood watch
    State Senators, They’re Just Like Us! And We, We’re a Bunch Of Weirdos.Who would’ve thought the Upper East Side would have its very own mysterious, chubby Asian transsexual walking around with Conway bags? That and more in today’s burg-by-burg report.
  34. neighborhood watch
    The Lousy Housing Market Affects Even Stars of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’Meet the Upper East Side blogger Frau who says that The Real Housewives of New York City affirms her own lifestyle, and more on our daily boroughs report.
  35. neighborhood watch
    First Crane Raising Since Midtown Disaster Draws a CrowdHelp Moby get a buyer of his Upper West Side penthouse past his co-op board and you may win $75,000! That and more in today’s reports from hoods around town.
  36. company town
    Buyout Exodus at ‘Newsweek’A dating blogger seeks a book deal, trading desks think recession, and Jean Nouvel wins the Pritzker in our daily roundup of media, finance, law, and real-estate news.
  37. neighborhood watch
    Toxic Wind Blows From GowanusConstruction in Gowanus blows a fetid wind across the land, babies terrorize Upper East Siders, and Chelsea residents tear apart Barnes & Noble with their bare hands in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  38. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Bridge Park May Be Bad for the FishesBrooklyn Heights: In addition to being way over budget, long-planned Brooklyn Bridge Park may damage marine life with its expected rowing and kayaking facilities, says state enviro-honchos. [Brownstoner] Chelsea: Work has been stopped on “car-chitect” (he-he) Annabelle Selldorf’s much-hyped condo tower that allows folks to take their car right up to their own sky-high garages. “The pillars forming the exterior walls are misaligned,” says a city buildings-department flack. “This could be characterized as a structural deficiency.” Gee, you really think so? [Curbed] Coney Island: In the era of whole hoods going bank branch and condo, don’t you just want to smack someone for grumping that the historic Child’s Restaurant building will become a roller rink this summer? Come on, Grumpums, that’s cool! [NYDN]
  39. neighborhood watch
    Clive Campbell Wants Slavery Reparations From Jay-Z, Of All PeopleAtlantic Yards: Activist Clive Campbell has filed a $5 billion suit against Bruce Ratner, Jay-Z, and Barclay’s bank. He’s suing for slavery reparations, because of alleged slave trade ties in the history of the bank. [NYO] Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cleaning your dog’s poop is all about respect. Respecting yourself, that is. [Newyorkshitty] Dumbo: If you want your short film to play on the big screen at Brooklyn Bridge Park, now’s the time to submit it to Movies With a View. No subtitles, please. [Dumbo NYC]
  40. neighborhood watch
    Feral Cats Displaced in Favor of Waterfront FunBay Ridge: Gotta love this “crazy super,” whose psychotic signs routinely threaten to kill tenants who don’t take out their trash properly. [Right in Bay Ridge] Bedford-Stuyvesant: Elation erupts upon news of an imminent Duane Reade: “No longer will we have to drink Tropical Fantasy ginger ale. We’ll be able to step it up a notch with the effervescence of Schweppes.” [Bed-Stuy Blog] Greenpoint: A colony of feral cats will have to be displaced as part of plans for a concrete waterfront park here, which will include a twelve-foot view-blocking fence. [Newyorkshitty]
  41. company town
    The Gray Lady Lets Jim Impoco Come Crawling BackMEDIA • Fired Portfolio editor Jim Impoco makes his comeback at The New York Times Magazine, where he’ll be a consulting editor. [NYO] • NBC puts its traditional glitzy advertising on the back burner. That’s really too bad for the girl who was hoping to be assigned to keep tabs on John Krasinski during the day of the presentations. [NYP] • Nielsen CEO David Calhoun charts a new course for his media-measuring company. [Fortune]
  42. 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]
  43. neighborhood watch
    10 Jay to Get Five More StoriesAstoria: If a park designated as a “sitting area” has nowhere to sit, is that kind of like if a tree fell in the forest in that park — if there were a forest there — and no one heard it? Is it really a sitting area at all? Or even a forest or a park? Think about it. [Queens Crap] Bushwick: Get your knives out, the Argentines are coming! Uh, your steak knives, that is, because they make great steaks. Get it? [BushwickBK] Dumbo: That landmark building at 10 Jay Street where the raves used to be held in the early aughts? Those aren’t cabanas going on the roof — it’s added five stories! Is it going residential? [DumboNYC]
  44. in other news
    The Junior League: Like ‘Gossip Girl,’ Only BrokeIs the Junior League more concerned about preserving its “social standing and reputation” than dealing with its financial problems? That’s what league president Trisha Duval, who filed a complaint with the state attorney general’s charities bureau recently, told the Times yesterday, in a story about a messy dispute within the 100-plus-year-old women’s organization. Duval says the league is going broke over renovations on their Upper East Side townhouse, and that meanwhile the women on the board, being WASPs, are pretending everything’s fine. Naturally, said board was aghast at the story, and after it came out, a member of league’s board of managers sent the following note to her fellow chairwomen. “Ladies,” she began… You may have seen today’s article on the NYJL in the Metro Section of The New York Times. Please DO NOT under any circumstances e-mail the article to your committee volunteers, friends, etc. The Times tracks the “most popular” hits and we don’t need any more exposure than we already have.
  45. neighborhood watch
    Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard Houses Get a Stay of ExecutionBrooklyn Navy Yard: The Feds have indefinitely delayed plans to tear down ten nineteenth-century houses here in order to build a supermarket. Patina before potatoes! [Brownstoner] Dumbo: The waterfront Empire Stores warehouse is so decrepit that the park surrounding it has been closed for safety, and everyone’s pointing fingers over who let the Civil War–era pile languish for so long. [Brooklyn Paper via Curbed] Elmhurst: This no-frills Queens hood isn’t slated to do so well in the real-estate boom, but maybe it’ll fare better than expected with loving testimonials like this: “At sunset, the dirty black bricks of the six-story apartment buildings turn deep red and almost dark pink. At night, it’s peaceful.” Ahhh… [NYDN via Queens Crap]
  46. neighborhood watch
    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]
  47. neighborhood watch
    A Chabad BlogsAstoria: Hm, if we get on the list now, can we make it into this de-gorgeous affordable housing complex for the elder set by the time we’re 65? If our income stays where it is now, we know we’ll qualify. [OuterB] Crown Heights: The Chabad Orthodox sect here has a totally pimped-out ride memorializing the late, great Rebbe Schneerson. And did you know they also have their own blog? They’re so now! [Curbed] Harlem: At P.S. 161 on Convent Ave., the teachers park on the sidewalks! Do they think they can get away with this just because they make subsistence wages? We think not. [Streetsblog]
  48. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Heights Is Fighting the War on RatsBrooklyn Heights: The rats here are getting bigger and bolder, and the normally peaceful residents have taken to fighting back with machetes and water hoses. [Brooklyn Paper] Chelsea: From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, you can shop for cool old magazines and comics at Time Machine and simultaneously get drunk at their holiday open bar. [Vanishing New York] Red Hook: A sliver-thin waterfront greenway is going up that will run all the way to Greenpoint. Rad! [OnNYTurf]
  49. neighborhood watch
    Art Deco Icon to Be DemolishedBrooklyn Heights: They’ll tear down the landmarked 1936 Purchase Building — a classic, WPA-style structure — as part of the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which may begin next month. [NYDN via Gowanus Lounge] Fort Greene: All the shabby-chic vendors of choice are lining up for the Brooklyn Flea Market, coming here Sundays starting in April. [Brownstoner] Governors Island: Plans released today for the isle’s redo into a pomo eco-asis reveal that multiethnic children will frolic while seabirds fly overhead at dangerously low altitudes. [Queens Crap]
  50. neighborhood watch
    Flatbush Is Even Noisier Than Your HoodEast Village: Do a piercing salon, tattoo parlor, and bong shop qualify as the “community facilities” a developer said he’d rent to in return for being allowed to build bigger than code here on St. Marks? Discuss. [Neither More Nor Less] Elmhurst: A skater boy rescued a newborn baby, umbilical cord intact, from a freezing Dumpster. Troubled young moms, New York law says it’s okay to abandon babies … as long as you leave them somewhere safe and warm where they can be found! [Newsday] Flatbush: Locals here called in more noise complaints in the second half of 2007 than in any other Brooklyn hood. So does that make Flatbush the borough’s noisiest hood or just full of its noisiest kvetchers? [Ditmas Park Blog via NYDN]
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