A Reversal in Gowanus, Schumer Phones Kawasaki

Community Board 6 in Gowanus is withdrawing approval of a large Toll Brothers development unless the developer commits in writing to afforable housing. [BP]

Apparently Chuck Schumer personally called Kawasaki to persuade them to test their battery-powered trollies in Kingston. [THR]

The stimulus money is going to RenSquare. [D&C]

Opponents of a powerline that would run across the state won a victory in court. [THR]

There's a boycott being organized against the Post, reports the Daily News.  [DN]

A blogger uses Bill Thompson's new tool to figure out how M.T.A. cuts would affect Gerritsen Beach. [GB]

Some Republican governors may reject the stimulus money out of principle, including Texas' Rick Perry. [AP]

The R.N.C.'s Michael Steele: "We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.” [WT]

Joe Klein wonders, darkly, whether there's a cadre of Obama opponents at the Pentagon leaking inconvenient things to reporters. [Time]