The Closing: DUMBO's 'Asphalt Tattoo' Gets Lasered, Inside Bloomy's 'Crib'; Nothing Says 'San Gennaro' Like 'Private Squash Court'

Hurricane Irene will cost NYC $55 million. [NY Times]

“Hi MTV, I’m Mike Bloomberg and welcome to my crib…” [Gawker]

That UWS luxury condo development from AvalonBay you’ve been waiting on for three years? You can stop waiting, cuz it ain’t happenin.’ [Crain’s]

Is Cobble Hill getting it’s own J. Crew? (Seems appropriate) [Racked]

Regardless of the above, Downtown Brooklyn is definitely getting a Shake Shack, and renovations for it have begun. [LostCity]

Harlem unveils its new Frederick Douglass statue. [WNYC]

Dumbo’s “Asphalt Tattoo” is gone, and just in time for the arts festival. [Brownstoner]

Gird your loins and line your stomach, here come “The Vendys.” [DNAInfo]

Grand Army Plaza is getting a pedestrian-safety themed makeover. [StreetsBlog]

Somebody is spending tens of millions for the right to play squash at home in Little Italy. How very San Gennaro of them… [Curbed]