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It Happened One Weekend: Carroll Gardens YardGate, Coney Carney Speaks

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1) The big front yards of Carroll Gardens have an unintended consequence: they are measured as part of the street, meaning many neighborhood blocks fall into the "wide" category for zoning, and developers can build up to 70 feet instead of 55. Anti-development neighbors want the loophole closed, and the City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the topic this week. [The City/Gregory Beyer]

2) The Second Avenue Subway has turned a large chunk of it into an absolute mess, and a crane collapse has locals on edge. It's the perfect time for a "Living In" look at Yorkville! As if you'd live anywhere but Normandie Court... [Living In/C.J. Hughes]

3) Dumbasses are wising up and not handing out mortgages to any yokel with a pulse. ['What You Need to Know to Get a Mortgage'/NYT]

4) Dude is forced to move from his Park Slope rental after five years, and he's committed to staying in the 'hood. Will Craigslist and his budget comply? Does he even own a stroller? [The Hunt/Joyce Cohen]

5) Look, we'll read anything about Coney Island and/or carneys, and when you put those two things together, it's like coming out of your bedroom on Christmas morning and seeing all of the presents under the tree. [The City/Jake Mooney]

[Photo via Flickr/wallyg]