The Closing: New MTA Plan is Jarring to Riders; Crabs in Chelsea (It's Not What You Think); Getting Crabby in Sheepshead Bay

The MTA capital plan is not terribly “pro-straphanger.” [StreetsBlog]

A ton of institutional debt has tenant trouble brewing at the Belnord. [NY Times]

Will the infamous “Rat Island” soon be part of The Observer family portfolio? [The Journal]

Gawker offers an open letter to “McMansion America.” [Gawker]

If we asked you to think of an image from the words “Chelsea” and “crabs” this is mostly likely item #247 or lower that you’d come back with. [DNAinfo]

PLG is losing the coffee shop that made it PLG and, you know, not just another Brooklyn ‘hood. [L Magazine]

Those mushrooms that almost ate Park Slope alive (what hyperbole?) are back! [NY Times]

Old-timers and newcomers fight over a Sheepshead Bay landmark. [Journal]

Whoopee! National home sales swoon. [Bloomberg]

The Closing: New MTA Plan is Jarring to Riders; Crabs in Chelsea (It's Not What You Think); Getting Crabby in Sheepshead Bay