A couple of quick links for your perusal:
Be a prison warden in the neighborhood. Easy commute, terrorists, mobsters, scandal. Want to live in an HBO series? Here's your chance. From the Brooklyn Eagle.
A reader wrote in to ask that I post the on-line form to request litter baskets. If you find that you go blocks and blocks without having anywhere to drop your trash (It's not nice to drop your trash into a neighbor's bin - especially if they haven't put a liner in.), here's your chance to add a basket to the neighborhood. This can also be used to report damaged or stolen baskets.
In that same vein, there is a new blog called Let's Clean Sunset Park! It's pretty self-explanatory, and it's definitely a personal response to poop, litter, and what residents can do to make the parks in Sunset Park cleaner.