Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spitzer's Call-Girl Booker Sentenced, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The City Planning Commission launched the public review Monday for an 86-block rezoning in the Carroll Gardens and Columbia Street areas of Brooklyn. The Real Deal

- Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner is getting even more generous terms from the MTA even as a new report revealed that the city and state would actually lose money on the complex. Brooklyn Paper

- The Brooklyn woman who booked johns -- including the former Gov. Eliot Spitzer -- for a high-priced call-girl ring was sentenced Monday to one year probation. Brooklyn Eagle

- The Working Families party will award one person's "rental hell" video with a month of free rent. The Real Deal

- Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio vowed to close neighborhood churches if lawmakers dared support a bill making it easier for people who were sexually assaulted as kids to sue, legislators told The NY Post.

- Winifred Callendel, 82, has gone missing. She was last seen on Park Place in Brooklyn not far from Prospect Park on Sunday afternoon. Photo on the Village Voice.

- New York's longest serving inmate, spending 46 years in prisons for a botched stickup at Brooklyn's Boro Park Tobacco Co. that left two police detectives dead, died at 72. Newsday

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