Tuesday: New Neighborhoods That Don’t Exist

From Forgotten NY.

  • Brown Harris Stevens pushes a new neighborhood in the New York Post: Greenwood Heights. Uh, isn’t that Sunset Park?
  • The cops are allowed to openly tape public events, like protests. “Political events are the ideal venue for terrorists, whether it’s to kill people, monitor civilians, or even study police tactics.” What’s the difference from the thousands of hidden cameras they have all over the city? (The Village Voice)
  • Now, people get arrested for chalking public space. You hear that? No more hop scotch! (Gothamist)
  • The New York Times coins another neighborhood name and Upper West Siders revolt. Oh wait, Yorktowners… (via Curbed)
  • Sheepshead Bay was named after a fish! (Forgotten NY)
  • The East Side of Midtown is the last frontier of development … in Midtown. (New York Daily News)
  • New Yorkers are now buying their Florida condos in the Northeast suburbs. (The New York Times)
  • Nina Lalli reports: “Staten Island—from the Godfather mansions to the Wu Tang Clan shout outs—is New York’s randomest borough by a long shot.” She learns about horny, riotous students on the NYC public bus system and the subsequent need for a car. Sounds about right. (The Village Voice)
  • The National Association of Realtors has ruled that secrets are no fun. Now, realtors can gossip your bidding price to everyone. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Can a Park Slope hotel be successful? Maybe if there’s a stadium nearby. (New York Daily News)
  • Will there be lines for $3 wine too? The wrath of Trader Joe’s continues. (Gothamist)
  • – Riva Froymovich