Thursday, June 18, 2009

Volunteer Coney Mermaids Needed, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A popular ice cream vendor was taken into custody Tuesday shortly after 3 p.m. while selling the cold stuff in front of P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights. New York Post

- A Coney Island EMT was arrested after he allegedly took $100 from a patient. The patient was actually an undercover DOI investigator. Brooklyn Eagle

- Calexico will finally open its doors in Carroll Gardens next Tuesday. New York Grub Street

- Three days away from the largest Coney Island Mermaid Parade to date, the organizers are calling out for volunteers. Sheepsheadbites

- Despite "a rather loud disruption" from protesters at Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting, Chair Amanda Burden led an unanimous vote for the Coney Island Redevelopment Plan. Brooklyn Eagle

- An employee at the Target in East New York is accused of conspiring with her boyfriend to set fire to the store as a diversion while they stole $8,000 worth of flat-screen televisions. Gothamist

- Still some DTV reception problems -- Have your tried "double scanning?" Crain's New York

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