lucy24 - 11:58 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Can't offer any advice on the Places,* but with the right ad blocker you'll have a lovely swath of absolutely empty white space in that right-hand column. When subjects like this come up, I have to detour to another browser just to see what people are talking about ;)
* Though I would love to know why my home town has "places" for accountants but not for restaurants. Seems backward somehow.