Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We Saw the Brooklyn Bunny! And More Brooklyn Briefs

- A federal judge in Brooklyn rejected Tuesday an attempt to overturn the term limits legislation that cleared the way for Mayor Bloomberg and other elected officials to seek a third term this fall. New York Times

- “There’s no such thing as a Catholic school anymore . . . they’re called ‘private school,’ and you don’t have to be Catholic to go." A parent comments about the closing of 14 more Catholic schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle

- There have been several nasty attacks on M.S. 51 students recently (near JJ Byrne Park). OTBKB and Park Slope Parents

- The Brooklyn Cyclones will change their name to the "Baracklyn Cyclones" for June 23 and give away Barack Obama bobbleheads to the first 2,500 fans. AP

- Sen. Hillary Clinton blew them away with her exhaustive grasp of the issues at her confirmation hearings for the post of Secretary of State on Tuesday. Huffington Post

- Brooklyn apartment and house prices fell 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter as the recession pushed buyers out of the market and banks reduced lending. Bloomberg

- Work is beginning this winter on the Pier 1 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Eagle

- We finally saw the bunny at Brooklyn Bunny!

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