Friday, February 5, 2016

Snow Is Back in Brooklyn; and More Briefs

- A streetcar connecting Brooklyn and Queens is starting to look real. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Postal worker assaulted by goons in Fort Greene deli. [Daily News]

- And another bad day for the mailman: Video shows Brooklyn woman going postal. [Ditmas Park Patch]

- Bernie big in Bushwick. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Here's a wrap-up of de Blasio's State of the City. [Gotham Gazette

- Snow is back in Brooklyn: Friday, Monday and Tuesday. [NOAA]

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Violent Gang Members Indicted for Shooting Up the Streets of Brooklyn, Including DUMBO

A frightening drive-by shooting at Fulton Ferry Landing in October -- and numerous other incidents --  were explained by Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson yesterday.

The shootings were part of a spree by 18 alleged members of No Love City, a subset of the violent Folk Nation street gang, who have been charged in a 76-count indictment with conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession and other charges for multiple shootings throughout Brooklyn.

Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio, made the announcement.

In the DUMBO incident, Thompson said, "defendants Javanni Moise, Jean Fremont, Jarmel Blake and others drove down to the DUMBO section of Brooklyn and engaged in a gun battle with rival gang members. After the gun battle, a black Cadillac was seen fleeing at a high rate of speed through Carroll Gardens. It was abandoned by Prospect Park and found to have multiple bullet holes, as well as Fremont’s fingerprints and Moise’s blood."

Two weapons were discarded en route: a Glock 26 9mm had Moise’s DNA and matched shell casings at DUMBO and in the car; a Smith & Wesson 9mm matched Moise’s fingerprint on the magazine. Moise, whose DNA appeared in the Cadillac, was taken to Kings County Medical Center.

More here.

Photo (Sunset_Park_91) courtesy of Pro-Zak, Creative Commons license.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Puppy Bowl! Plus, 'Bridge of Spies' Family Discusses Film; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Family of ‘Bridge of Spies’ lawyer joins Brooklyn Federal Court for screening. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Woman killed by van on New Utrecht Avenue and 65th Street. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- Wait, is Toronto trying to be the new Brooklyn now, too? [Brokelyn]

- Super Bowl not fur you? Here’s where to watch the Puppy Bowl in Brooklyn on Sunday. [Brokelyn]

- You’ve heard about the L-Pocalypse. What about the G-Pocalypse? [Greenpointers]

- Ever visited a Russian Banya? Here’s what it’s like. [Sheepshead Bites]

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Free Condoms with One Hr. Delivery in Brooklyn; Clinton Staffers Depart HQ; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Brooklyn skyline, with Governors Island. Photo by MK Metz
 - L. condom makers is offering free condoms, delivered right to your doorstep for the next two weeks. Even better, L. will deliver the free condoms to Brooklyn customers in an hour. [Brokelyn]

- Army of Clinton staffers are leaving Brooklyn headquarters to aid in New Hampshire. [Washington Post]

- Brooklyn’s Borough Board put off voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A mentally disturbed man was arraigned Tuesday morning in the city's latest subway slashing, this one at a station in Brownsville. [abc7]

- 'Asia's Sexiest DJ' Angie Vu has found salvation in the Bible while waiting in a Brooklyn jail. [Daily News]

- Brooklyn Heights Association: NYC helicopter deal a ‘slap in the face.' [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Two people were stabbed in Sunset Park Tuesday. [abc7]

- Have you seen this 2000 BMW 323i, NY License plate number GZY2240? Police say its driver ran down a woman in Williamsburg. [NYPD News]

- The 50 best sandwiches in Brooklyn. [BK Magazine]

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Bernie Challenges Hillary to Brooklyn Debate; Man Hung in Brooklyn Police Precinct; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Bernie Sanders challenges Hillary Clinton to debate in Brooklyn. [New Republic]

- A 28-year-old man was found dead, hanging by his T-shirt, inside the holding cell of the 69 Precinct in Brooklyn. [Daily News]

- Brokerages jockey for wave of Brooklyn residential projects. [WSJ]

- Morgan Stanley not leaving Pierrepont Plaza after all. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Inside the million-dollar wedding ruined by an accidental gunshot. [NY Post]

- Police are searching for the driver of a gray BMW who struck and seriously injured a 27-year-old woman early Saturday morning in Williamsburg. [NBC]

- Sunset Park woman discovers husband stabbed to death in their apartment. [NY Daily News]

- Grace Church WinterFair next Saturday. [BHB]

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New Middle Schools Coming to Atlantic Yards / Pacific Park and DUMBO

Courtesy Marvel Architects
Brooklyn's School District 13  (Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill and north Park Slope) is finally getting some help with its middle school crisis.

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen FariƱa unexpectedly announced at a Chamber event on Thursday that a 600-seat district-level middle school is headed to Prospect Heights, at a site in the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. (Rendering above.)

According to the Brooklyn Eagle, parents and officials have been pushing for M.S. OneBrooklyn middle school for more than a year. The city originally planned to put an elementary school there, with a small middle school attached.

Also in District 13, DUMBO’s Dock Street middle school (dubbed The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies)  will open Sept. 2016. With a capacity of over 300 students, Dock Street will be an expanded and revamped M.S. 313 (Satellite West), currently housed in P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill. Satellite West currently serves under 100 students.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brooklyn Public Library's Fuzzy Figures; Slate Coming to MetroTech; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Sweeping snow from the steps of the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by MK Metz
 - The Brooklyn Public Library has more money than it’s letting on, according to a new organization called Love Brooklyn Libraries. [Brooklyn Eagle]
- Forget Per Se. Brooklyn Fare has transformed itself from a lean, underdog chef's counter into one of the city's most comfortable and compelling expressions of haute cuisine. [Eater]

- Slate Magazine is ditching the West Village for Brooklyn. Slate signed a 21,000 square-foot lease at Metrotech Center. [TRD]

- Update: Behind the scenes at the Pineapple Walk vote in Brooklyn Heights: Property values at 75 Henry St. ballooning. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Here's a map of every pinball machine in Brooklyn. [Brownstoner]

- Police have identified the woman whose body was found floating in the East River in Williamsburg Tuesday morning. [NBC] Another woman's body floated up in Greenpoint. [Daily News]

- An inside look at Brooklyn's Asian food scene. [BK Magazine]

- Bookie tied to mob found dead two days after Brooklyn DA raids homes. [DNAinfo]

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Craft a Giant Cardboard Model of DUMBO Tonight in Brooklyn

For some reason crafting a giant cardboard box model of DUMBO looks so fun!

Join the DUMBO BID at 68 Jay St. to help cut and paste.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

One Thousand Still Without Power in NYC, Most of Them in Brooklyn

Courtesy Con Ed
Following this weekend's blizzard, roughly 600 Brooklyn Con Edison customers were without power as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Con Ed's outage map, the dead spots were scattered across the borough, with Central Brooklyn registering slightly more outages.

Most notably, 115 customers (individual units or homes) were without power in Prospect Lefferts Gardens; 58 in the South Slope; 34 near Eastern Parkway; 67 in Bed-Stuy; 25 in Homecrest; 36 in Ridgewood; 17 near the Navy Yard, 22 in Boerum Hill and more.

About 300 customers lacked power in Upper Manhattan; 100 customers in Queens were also in the dark Tuesday evening.

Depending on the location, Con Ed says many of these repairs will be completed either by 11 p.m. tonight or early tomorrow morning.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

McBrooklyn's Heading South! (For a Week)

It's cold up here! So McBrooklyn's heading south for a week. We'll catch up as soon as we get back!

Dunk Island photo by Melalouise, Creative Commons license

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