Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Nanny Spitting Chaw, and More: Brooklyn in Brief, Tuesday

- Today is Primary Day in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Eagle provides a rundown of the three judicial races with details about each candidate here. More links at The Albany Project.

- How vulnerable is your neighborhood? New York magazine sees bad news ahead, real estate-wise, for Bed-Stuy and Bushwick (subprime lending ground zero) and even "Hipster Brooklyn" Williamsburg and Greenpoint (due to over-construction). New York Magazine Neighborhood Watch via Brownstoner.

- City Council members lost it after state Department of Transportation officials couldn't say how long the Brooklyn Bridge had been tagged with a poor safety rating. AMNY

- $10 for three tomatoes and a dozen eggs at the Carroll Garden farmers market. Is it worth it? Pardon Me for Asking

- Nanny spotted chewing tobacco (and spitting into the bushes) in Pierrepont playground. Is this okay? I Saw Your Nanny

- An analyst at RBC Capital Markets downgrades Forest City Enterprises (ticker: FCE.A) from "outperform" to "sector perform," while reducing his estimates for the company. The target price has been reduced from $80 to $54. NewRatings.com via No Land Grab

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