Monday, July 23, 2007

Brooklyn Monday p.m. in Brief

Councilman Charles Barron is the first candidate to officially announce that he wants to be the next Brooklyn borough president. He's a former Black Panther who'll be, in his own words, "taking care of black folk. Unapologetically." New York Magazine

An old Eberhard Faber pencil factory in Greenpoint, adorned with 10-foot-tall pencils, will be considered on Tuesday for landmark status by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The New York Times

Davey “Dance” Fishel has danced his way around the world, armed only with an iPod, a famous landmark, a Canon PowerShot, and the gift of improvised dance. Here, he dances on the Brooklyn Bridge. Gothamist Video of the Day

How to hire a day-laborer in Brooklyn, while avoiding Christian bigots, lawyers and other creeps. Brownstoner Forum

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