Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Most Fascinating Story Tellers in Brooklyn Heights?

- The national oral history project StoryCorps is coming to Brooklyn Heights, and wants your suggestions of who they should talk to next. The person is interviewed and the tapes are archived at the Library of Congress. Brooklyn Heights Blog

- Local artists are planning to live aboard an eco-friendly barge. They say they will survive on only what they can grow on their boat, what they can catch in the water, and the water they can collect from rain and rivers. Brooklyn Paper

- Leaders gathered Thursday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to denounce the elimination of the state’s Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Grant Program. The upshot? Kids in Brooklyn are basically screwed. Brooklyn Eagle

- There's a bit of a pot problem at Seba Park in Gerritson Beach. Gerritson Beach

- Rebranding the Catskills: Mark Greene of Kingston has submitted a proposal to the mayor that essentially rebrands the city as a tech hub, a sort of “Brooklyn of the Catskills.” OTBKB

- It's time to rename Park Slope. Got any ideas? Brownstoner

- For shame: The owners of five Brooklyn daycare centers stole $60,000 from the state that was intended to fund slots for disadvantaged kids, the Brooklyn DA says. NY Daily News

- Many of Comptroller Bill Thompson's friends have found lucrative positions with the Bloomberg campaign. Room Eight

- Protest march to save the Fulton St. B25 bus: Charles Barronis planning a march along the B25 route on Saturday, Feb. 21,to tell the MTA that the route’s elimination is “unacceptable.” It's just getting crazy. Brooklyn Eagle

- A sneak peek at Prime Meats and its cocktail menu in Carroll Gardens at A Brooklyn Life

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