Entries for the Design Trust for Public Space’s Redesigning Grand Army Plaza competition are in, and you can choose your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. (The rendering at left is an example from Brooklyn-based architects titled, “Urban Island or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Flatbush Avenue.”)

The drama continues at Atlantic Yards, where developer Bruce Ratner says they will break ground in December. Even the NY Times doesn’t seem so sure.

Have an opinion about term limits for local electeds? Tell Council Member Oliver Koppell, who is considering proposing legislation to extend them. According to City Room, he hasn’t received much feedback on the idea.

An interesting urban planning conundrum: religious concerns vs. bike lanes in South Williamsburg (via NY Post)