5 Things To Know This AM — Mar 28 2012

Who needs Google Earth when you can view NYC like this. Chinese artist Lu Xinjian paints a bird's-eye view of our wonderfully gridded metropolis. Home sweet home. (Animal NY)
On the subject of art, Jeff Koons wants to suspend a full-size replica of a 1943 Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive over the Highline. First a giant salad and now this. (HuffPo)
Amber Heard looked red hot on the black carpet last night at the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Manon, sponsored by Yves Saint Laurent. Baby's got back! (Fashion Week Daily)
Have nothing to do this weekend? Why not shop for a cause? The Bowery Hotel is hosting Fashion Girls for Japan, where you can get designer duds like Phillip Lim, Suno, and Theysken's Theory, and all, and we mean ALL, proceeds go towards Japan's recovery. (Fashion Girls For Japan)
Our own Mayor Bloomberg claims the next Mayor shouldn't live in Gracie Mansion because its a waste of taxpayers' money. Well, not everyone can afford an Upper East Side townhouse like you Mr. Bloomberg, now can they. (The New York Times)

Photo: Via Animal NY