The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

washingtonsquarepark The Afternoon Wrap: TuesdaySalvation Army bell-ringers are having a slow season. [NY Sun]

"Oyster Vey!": Brooklyn kids volunteer to monitor dwindling oyster population of the Gowanus Canal. [NYDN]

Clevland named the most lustful city in America in a Forbes survey. New York didn’t make the top 10. [Forbes]

Gyms "muscle into fringe neighborhoods," because people in the outer-boroughs like to exercise too. [The Real Deal]

Will Brooklyn residents look back on 2007 as the year of the "Beanstalk"? [The Brooklyn Eagle]

Did Cablevision jeopordize its $11 million Madison Square Garden tax exemption with its own lobbying campaign? [Wonker]

Chinese food: The "ethnic food of the American Jew." [City Room]

"Bring a Candle" and mourn the loss of the old Washington Square Park tomorrow. [Curbed]

Will the closure of Carlton Bridge delay opening of Nets arena until the 2010-2011 season? [The Atlantic Yards Report]