Thursday, January 29, 2009

Life's A Funny Thing, And More Brooklyn Briefs

- One day you're having cocktails, shopping at designer sample sales and taking cabs, and the next you're paying for your purchases at the Park Slope Food Coop with food stamps. And seeing things from a totally different perspective. Bed-Stuy Banana

- Say it ain't true: executives have traded down from Starbucks and instead are dining at . . . McDonald's. NY Post

- New Carroll Gardens restaurant -- Buttermilk Channel -- gets a nice review in the Daily News.

- The NY Times announced that its fourth-quarter profits fell nearly 50 percent over last year, and the paper is looking into selling its stake in the Red Sox. NY Magazine

- The U.S. House just voted to approve an amendment, sponsored by U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler (Brooklyn/ Manhattan), that would add $3 billion to be spent on transit projects as part of the stimulus package. Observer

- A multi-million dollar renovation is taking place at Erasmus Hall High School -- but only on the main facility. There's a chance that the original 18th century structure could be lost if something isn't done soon. Queenscrap

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