Thursday, August 16, 2007

KeySpan Cleanup, and More Brooklyn Thursday News

- The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Keyspan have reached an expanded agreement on cleaning up several highly contaminated sites in Brooklyn, including two in Gowanus and one in Williamsburg. The most prominent of the sites is the one known as Public Place in Gowanus. Gowanus Lounge

- The city announced this week a $2 million project to commemorate abolitionist activity in Downtown Brooklyn -- but still plans to raze Duffield Street homes, which may actually have been stops on the Underground Railroad. Brooklyn Eagle

- A Bob Dylan video was shot Tuesday in Williamsburg. Dylan wasn't there, but a look-a-like was there along with "a ton of faux-hippies." Gothamist

- Rapper Foxy Brown has been charged with felony assault for allegedly attacking her Brooklyn neighbor last month. PR Inside

- More Atlantic Yards demolitions, one around the base of the future Miss Brooklyn. Brownstoner

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