Friday, September 23, 2016

Atlantic Antic; 19 New Ferries; Things to Do in This Weekend and More Brooklyn Briefs

The mysterious yellow train pulls into the station. Photo: MK Metz
- Atlantic Antic this Sunday. [BHB]

- Full steam ahead: Construction begins on 19 new citywide ferries. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Man found dead in water near  Verrazano Bridge. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- A miniature redwood forest grows in Downtown Brooklyn. [CityLab]

- When a cow wandered onto Montague Street. [Brownstoner]

Last chance to see four kinda weird new media digital artists at Digital Museum of Digital Art (DiMoDa). [Greenpointers]

- The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, Americana edition. [Brokelyn]

- Nine defendants, including Joseph Percoco, former Executive Deputy Secretary to Governor Cuomo, and Alain Kaloyeros, President Of Suny Polytechnic Institute, charged with federal corruption and fraud offenses. [Dept. of Justice]

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Presidential Debate Watch Parties in Brooklyn; Mysterious Google Statue; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- You’re gonna need a beer for this: 15 bars showing the presidential debates in Brooklyn. [Brokelyn]

- Mysterious Google statue appears in Brooklyn Bridge Park, foreshadowing Oct 4. event. [Android Authority]

- A new initiative will help Brooklyn military veterans launch and grow their own businesses, with incubator space in DUMBO. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The Wall Street Journal reviews the Pierhouse condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park. [WSJ]

- Formula E will race in Brooklyn in 2017. [The Verge]

- Robots, 3D printers, Hyperloop pod: New MakerSpace opens at NYU Tandon. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Enormous craft ber festival returns to Greenpoint on Saturday. [Gothamist]

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Reports: Weiner Sexted with 15-Year-old

If it wasn't already bad enough...

Anthony Weiner carried on a months-long online sexual relationship with a troubled 15-year-old girl, telling her she made him 'hard,' asking her to dress up in 'school-girl' outfits and pressing her to engage in 'rape fantasies.'

This is what the Daily Mail and other papers are reporting.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jumbo Sized Buildings in D'town Brooklyn? Myer Departs Brooklyn Bridge Park; Bike Lane Blues and More Brooklyn Briefs

- More on the proposal that would allow construction of new buildings of any size in densely populated areas like Downtown Brooklyn. [Brownstoner]

- Look who left Brooklyn Bridge Park: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership names Regina Myer as new president. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot on a Bed-Stuy street Monday night. [Daily News]

- Why Mayor de Blasio was wrong about cars standing briefly in bike lanes. [Brooklyn Spoke]

- The 10 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, skee-ball edition. [Brokelyn]

- Screenings, parties and talks in Brooklyn for IFP Film Week.  [IFP]

- The Standish, a hotel-turned-condo in Brooklyn Heights launches sales. [Curbed]

- Experience a day at the races in 1904 with this footage from Gravesend’s long gone horse racing track. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- Man sues Samsung, saying Note 7 exploded in his pants. [CNET]

- Twitter's new character count, explained. [TechCrunch]

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Monday, September 19, 2016

P.S. 9 'Bounce Back to School Carnival' Takes Place in Brooklyn on Sat., Sept. 24

The PTO of P.S. 9, the Teunis Bergen School, announces the fifth annual Bounce Back to School Carnival will take place at the P.S. 9 playground at 80 Underhill Avenue on Saturday, September 24.

The Carnival, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of school and community, and also serves as a fundraiser for the PTO. This year will feature five bounce houses (including one for toddlers), face painting, barbeque and carnival games. Everyone is invited!


Where: PS9 Playground 80 Underhill (at St. Marks Ave)

When: Saturday, September 24 11:00 – 5:00 (rain or shine)

Directions: B/Q to 7th Ave, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza, C to Clinton/Washington

Entry: $5 per adult, $2 per child

Tickets: Tickets are good for 1 ride, 1 game, or towards food


1 Ticket - $2

6 Tickets - $10

12 Tickets - $20

All Day Bounce Bracelet - $35

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FBI Arrests 5 in 'Possile Connection' to Chelsea Bombing

The FBI took five people with possible links to the Chelsea explosion into custody Sunday night in Brooklyn, according to multiple sources including the Daily News.

In addition, authorities shut down a busy New Jersey rail station where reports of several bombs were being investigated. Service on the Northeast Corridor line has been suspended, according to AP.
According to the NY Times, all or most of the arrested persons may have been from the same family and that they may have been on their way to the airport.

Mayor de Blasio said we should expect to see additional patrols by the city’s heavily armed counterterrorism units.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo tour 23rd St. and the site of last night's explosion in Chelsea on Sunday. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

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