Tuesday, December 9, 2008

$7,500 Fighting a Lousy $115 Parking Ticket, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Rupert Murdoch's Community Newspaper Group, reportedly New York City’s largest group of neighborhood newspapers (think Courier-Life) , is moving to the 10th floor at One MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle

- Failing PS 27, in Red Hook -- recently expanded by the DOE to a K-12 school -- is being shut down. NY Daily News

- Students in Brooklyn's District 13 prepare for disasters. Brooklyn Eagle

- A New York City man says he's spent $7,500 fighting a $115 parking ticket issued in Brooklyn because he's got "nothing else to do." NY Post

- The New York Times plans to borrow up to $225 million against its Manhattan Renzo Piano headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze. The Times owns 58 percent of the building; FC Ratner owns the rest. NY Times

- Toxic gases from the Greenpoint oil spill have been wafting into basements. Curbed And now, the sales begin. Curbed

- Brooklyn Flea moves to Dumbo for the winter. Dumbo NYC

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