Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Williamsburgh Bank 'Phallic Wonder,' and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Williamsburgh Bank Building makes the list of "Seven Phallic Wonders of the Modern World." The Frisky via Curbed

- Brooklyn building sales drop "moderately," but the borough is the most active in the city. Brooklyn Eagle and Curbed

- Zagat survey shows expensive restaurants in NYC are going to take a big hit. Crain's NY

- A "deadly dozen" diseases ranging from avian flu to yellow fever are likely to spread more because of climate change, the Wildlife Conservation Society said on Tuesday. Reuters

- A man trying to walk between cars on the N train at the Union Street station in Brooklyn slipped, fell onto the tracks, and was killed. Brooklyn Eagle

- Blogger and frequent blog commenter Scraps (Soren) DeSelby had a hemorrhagic stroke, and is in the Intensive Care Unit at New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope in Brooklyn. Making Light

- We missed this one: Authorities busting a suspected ID thief in Brooklyn stumbled upon a possible terrorist nest full of al Qaeda news clippings, chemical manuals and weapons literature. NY Post

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