The must-see Save Coney! video is here.
Saw this one coming from a mile away: Marc Jacobs grabs the lovely Biography Bookshop space. Luckily, the shop is staying in the Village. [Racked]
Gowanus saved from Whole-Foodization. [Gothamist]
In NYC Prep: "The city is a capitalist hell, with mood lighting, frenetic shopping, and '18-year-old girls who cry when they lose their eyeliner'... a symbol of spiritual emptiness, an island of lost souls, almost submerged in colorful cocktails. And much of America wants to laugh at New Yorkers suffering for their sins." [NYM]
Peering into a Village garrett and recalling when "residents were relics...of an earlier West Village populated with artists and marginally employed eccentrics," instead of people who work for Barneys corporate. [NYT]
Another homeless person beaten by young males off Tompkins Square Park. [NMNL]
Check out The Hermit--an ode to EV eccentric Edgar Oliver--at the Hot Festival.
North Brother Island--it's for the birds. 
Discover "gangsters, murderers, and weirdos" of the LES. [GNY]
Duane Reade changing their slogan from the too-true "Everywhere you go" to "Your city. Your drugstore." [NYT]
New York correspondent Simon Houpt says "Goodbye to All This" and returns to Canada. [G&M]