Monday, August 13, 2007

The Brooklyn Skinny Dipper, and More Monday Briefs

- Brooklyn skinny-dipper found au natural by Coast Guard after all-night search in Long Beach. Forbes

- Buying a condo for your business instead of renting seems to be an idea that's catching on. Hundreds of deal-makers and businesses attended the grand opening of Greenpoint Lofts. Brooklyn Eagle

- Bikers: Ride from Manhattan to the Coney Island Amusement Park on August 24 at 7 p.m. . Riders should get there just in time for the fireworks. Streetsblog

- The Housing Authority swears it has no plans to convert the Whitman/Ingersoll Houses into private condos. Why, then, have these rumors persisted? Blame the blogs. The Brooklyn Paper

- Amanda H. Burden, Director of the Department of City Planning, wrote to CORD: We are aware that members of the community are concerned about the proposed building at 360 Smith Street... We agree that such a study makes sense, and are committed to pursuing it, but ... we are unable to commit to a precise timeframe. Carroll Gardens Petition

- Visit some of Bay Ridge's finest restaurants on BCAT. "Neighborhood Beat: The View from Bay Ridge," premiers Tuesday, August 14 at 8:30 p.m.

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