Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cobble Hill Lawyer Is Madoff Trustee, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Construction is underway on Old Fulton Street at Fulton Ferry Landing — including a new building, a new restaurant and the conversion of three adjoining buildings. Brooklyn Eagle

- The Brooklyn Flea will take up a Sunday residency underneath the Brooklyn Bridge starting June 14. Fun! Food! Treasures! Brownstoner

- A lawyer from Cobble Hill has been appointed interim trustee on the Bernie Madoff bankruptcy case, and is liquidating Madoff’s many personal assets. Brooklyn Eagle

- Live in Brooklyn Heights? Check out the photos posted by Nabeguy on the Brooklyn Heights Blog, of Cadman Plaza West before the Whitman towers and townhouses were built. BHB

- Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz lower Manhattan might set off a panic, but they still ordered secrecy. CBSTV

- Remember when Republican Karl Rove criticized the inclusion of $462 million for the Centers for Disease Control, and $900 million for pandemic flu preparations in the economic stimulus package? Rove said such expenditures -- stripped out of the package by the GOP -- were "disturbing" and an example of President Obama's "lack of engagement and leadership." Huffington Post

- Oh those crazy Koreans: they've cloned glow-in-the-dark beagles. Huffington Post

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