Friday, September 7, 2007

Swimming Under the Brooklyn Bridge -- Is This Safe?

- Get down to the waterfront in Dumbo for the second annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim Saturday at 1:45 p.m. The race starts on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, continues along the southern side of the bridge, then north along the seawall of Empire-Fulton State Park to the beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park. After the race, everybody's heading to the Water Street Restaurant at 66 Water Street in Dumbo. NYC Swim

- A 41-year-old Brooklyn woman has been confirmed as this season's first human case of West Nile virus. SILive

- Need a condo? Sales began this week at the "sprawling" East New York’s MeadowWood at Gateway. Nearly 1,000 units are for sale, making the property Brooklyn’s largest condo conversion. And the prices can't be beat: the apartments are going for between $100,000 and $340,000. Brownstoner

- Locally owned businesses in Brooklyn Heights, even those considered neighborhood institutions for decades, are threatened, said Judy Stanton, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association. Steadily escalating rents and property taxes are big worries. Brooklyn Eagle

- Something about "light-skinned Asian skateboarders" menacing terriers in BoCoCa. We think. The Gowanus Lounge

- Why does the New York Sun keep offering Brooklynites free subscriptions? Gawker

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