Monday, July 7, 2008

Brooklyn's Kosher Meat Crisis and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The first Montague Street "Piazza" Day was a bit underwhelming. Brooklyn Heights Blog

- Today's Brooklyn hotel event: The “soft opening” of the Nu Hotel, at 85 Smith St. in Boerum Hill. Some of the suites feature hammocks. Brooklyn Eagle

- Ugly Betty will be filming in Dumbo on Tuesday, July 8. DumboNYC

- A kosher-meat crisis has gripped the city, and it’s all because Brooklyn's Agriprocessors, the country’s largest kosher-meat supplier, was subject to one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history. NY Magazine

- Do you have waterbugs? Read on. OTBKB

- The Bloomberg administration says parks are in great shape, but a major parks investigation found hookers, homeless, junkies, chop shops, abandoned boats and cars, construction debris, and containers of hazardous materials. Oh, and weeds. Queens Crap as reported in the NY Post.

- Black nurses in NYC get paid less than their white counterparts. Crains NY Business

- The 9-year-old son of a Brooklyn minister is begging the First Lady to help save his dad from deportation. 1010WINS

- Three months after Eliot Spitzer's stunning demise, many members of the ex-governor's inner circle are floundering. Crain's NY Business

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