Saturday, January 26, 2008

Brooklyn in Brief, Weekend

- Some people call this the ugliest new building in Brooklyn. Brownstoner

- Not looking too good for the Red Hook ball field vendors. Curbed

- Senior centers may be replaced with "Healthy Aging Centers" featuring fitness gyms and cafes, if the Department for the Aging has it's way. Brooklyn Eagle

- A bicyclist was robbed and beaten by a gang of 20 teenagers on the Brooklyn Bridge footpath on at 11:45 pm on Jan. 16. They beat the man unconscious, then stole his iPod and bicycle. Brooklyn Paper

- The 11233 zip code that encompasses Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights had the highest foreclosure rates for subprime mortgages in the entire nation in October. Gothamist

- BCAT (Brooklyn Independent Television) visits DUMBO Monday, January 28, 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. Powerhouse Arena and Books, a gallery walk -- Spring, The Gloria Kennedy Gallery and The Dumbo Arts Center and finally, Smack Mellon. BCAT

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