Just 9,680 More Signatures Needed to Preserve Coney Island

Chinatown: Tow-happy deputy inspector Gin Yee instills fear in government officials: no more double-parking for dumplings. [downtown express]
Clinton Hill: The Pan Y Mas grand opening, and the 49-cent coffee it promised, has come and gone. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Coney Island: Online petition to battle Thor Equities needs 9,680 more e-signatures. [Kinetic Carnival]
East Village: Birdies chicken restaurant takes over Flor's space on First Avenue, panders to the stereotype that old ladies and chicken naturally go together. [Gothamist]
Flatiron: Shake Shack open early! [Eater]
Midtown East: Hip new Pod Hotel soon to have bitchin roof deck and bar. [Gridskipper] Upper West Side: Saigon Grill's delivery workers continue strike; Fat Guy implicates all of us. [egullet]
West Village: A campaign backed by Virgin Atlantic, Tea and Sympathy, and celebs like Mischa Barton looks to rename part of Greenwich Avenue Little Britain. [Englishman in New York]
Williamsburg: Almost all the ice-cream trucks involved in last Tuesday's Koolman garage fire were indeed damaged. [i'm not saying, i'm just saying]