Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome to Hurricane Season, and Other Brooklyn Briefs

- Welcome to the first day of hurricane season. When the big one hits, Brooklyn is basically screwed. Gowanus Lounge

- The cost of building Brooklyn Bridge Park has more than doubled — from an original 2002 estimate of $150 million up to $350 million today — fueling concern that "the public had been snookered by officials in their quest to create the waterfront park and condo development." Brooklyn Paper

- A new study shows serious shortages of supermarkets across the city. Another study shows the closer you are to a supermarket, the less likely you are to be obese. Brooklyn Eagle

- New Yorkers still like their toys. Crain's NY Business

- Reporter Roundtable on BCAT Monday, June 2 at 9:30pm: Host Gersh Kuntzman of the Brooklyn Paper and his guests Dana Rubinstein of the New York Observer, Jotham Sederstrom of the New York Daily News and Tom Tracy of Courier Life Publications, discuss redevelopment in Atlantic Yards and Coney Island, MTV’s “Real Word” coming to Brooklyn and the Congressman Vito Fossella scandal.

Photo by Giuser, Creative Commons license

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