Billy's Antiques is raided and Billy is taken away in handcuffs by the NYPD--for selling subway signs. This smells like the city wants some juicy property on Houston. So it begins. [NYCB]
In the reality show Brighton Beach, Russki is "the Russian equivalent of ‘guido.’" [NYer]
What if the whole country was Brooklyn? [JMG]
NYU plans to expand--a lot. "In its Washington Square neighborhood, the university will be creating the equivalent in square footage of a little more than the total floor area of the Empire State Building." [NYT] ...And: One of their architects is Grimshaw, creators of the glass-box newsstands.
Will another church become another condo? [BB]
More glass and robots for Elizabeth Street. [EVG]
MOMA declares they have acquired the @ sign for their collection. [MOMA] via Consumed
Uncovering a lost tiki restaurant in Queens. [LC]