Get your morning scoop on robot masters from Sheepshead Bay, a Chelsea Hotel's lonely heart, a walking tour of Red Hook and some recent Green-Wood cemetery renovations by the Brooklyn Parrots in today's local blog round-up.
- A group of kids from Sheepshead Bay took their robot skills and affinity for raising money to Michigan last weekend to compete against 82 other teams in a robotics challenge. They lost, but a local blog notes they "scored high for robot design and [were] singled out for superior team work." [Sheepshead Bay]
- The Chelsea Hotel wants its sensitive little musician Ryan Adams back. He apparently left in a huffy puff after the New York Times "was mean to him." Let it go, Mr. Ryans, your old neighbors miss the attention you brought to their building. Maybe you should send a postcard? [Chelsea Hotel Blog]
- Have you only been to Red Hook recently for the Ikea? If so, that's pathetic! The nabe has a bucket-full of offerings, the majority of which are listed out in a helpful walking tour format by Lost City! Despite the tidal waves of gentrification that have been threatening this cultured corner of Brooklyn, plenty of local establishments are still holding out. Here's a few. [Lost City]
- The industrious Brooklyn Parrots aren't letting any housing market forecasts get in the way of their planned spring 2009 renovations, as it is clear they've moved ahead with plans to renovate the southern spire of Green-Wood Cemetery's "history entrance gate." [Brooklyn Parrots]
- It's almost moving season, right? Here's a few tips on renegotiating your lease with your landlord. [Business Week]