2006_09_belgianblock.JPG+ Belgian block-edged sidewalks and park benches are coming to Cortelyou Road, reports The New York Sun. Is Flatbush the new Fort Greene?

+ Speaking of Brooklyn and the Sun, Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner is teaming up with CUNY to build a one-million-square-foot tower in downtown Brooklyn for classrooms and, natch, condos.

+ The NY Times has its turn looking at the booting of Fashion Week from Bryant Park. We looked at this issue earlier this week, but what we didn't know: Lincoln Center is not a possibility, as the areas IMG (which puts on the show) wants are being developed by Fordham. The threat of a Manolo Mile March to City Hall looms.

+ And there's a 6:30 pm talk on Ely Jacques Kahn, the Beaux Arts-to-Modernism architect known for the Squibb Building on Fifth Avenue, at the Center for Architecture located at 536 LaGuardia Place. Ayn Rand worked in Kahn's office as research for The Fountainhead. We didn't know either. Until now.