Monday, July 30, 2007

Brooklyn in Brief, Monday P.M.

- Lenders have started foreclosure actions on 7,000 homes since January, according to the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project. Three of the hardest hit neighborhoods are in Brooklyn: Bedford Stuyvesant, Flatbush and East New York. Crain's NY Business

- Remember when the Sun called a proposed Arabic-themed school a "monstrosity"? Now a group calling itself the Stop the Madrassa Community Coalition is trying to stop Brooklyn’s planned Khalil Gibran International Academy. Brooklyn Eagle

- A bill passed awaiting Governor Spitzer's approval would make the city's community boards eligible for millions in grant money to study brownfield pollution. The legislation was spearheaded by Brooklyn CB 6 District Manager Craig Hammerman, who has been trying to get money to study the polluted Gowanus Canal. NY Daily News via the Real Deal

- Chowhound's Trader Joe's parking discussion rubs someone the wrong way: "Anyone looking for parking in Brooklyn is a menacing turd." Chowhound

Related article:
Arabic-themed School Finds a Home

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