Blessing of the Bikes: Saturday, April 18, 9:30 am SHARP, Cathedral of St. John the Divine [Uptown Flavor]

Beloved half-century-old ice cream parlor in Bellerose, Queens, torn down to make room for controversial, as yet unapproved, hotel. Workers take out the neighbor’s bushes while they’re at it. [Queens Crap]

A podcast on the remaking of The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 [City Room, via BoogieDowner]

Greenpointers! Don’t let the recession deprive you of your regular Brazilian waxing! [Unemployed Brooklyn]

Whimsical wooden sunbeams in St. George [Walking Is Transportation]

p.s. Anyone out there know of some other Staten Island blogs?