Not as much fun as a new bakery, but potentially pretty important. Today's New York Times has a piece on how the city wants to develop the West Side Rail Yards (around 33rd and 11th). They want to make it a 21st Centry Rockefeller Plaza. One developer called it 'The Future for New York' and Bloomberg said he could see five Empire State Buildings built on the land.
Why care? Because Forest Hills is 12 minutes away by LIRR. So in 100 years when the thing is built, you can get to work in 12 minutes.