Monday, July 6, 2009

Setting the Rosenwach Tanks on Fire, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Around 9 p.m. on July 4 some idiot hipsters shooting off fireworks in Williamsburg set the Rosenwach Tanks (makers of rooftop water tanks) on fire. Brooklyn 11211 and newyorkshitty

- Bay Ridge is experiencing an outbreak of car-up-on-blocks-itus. Brooklyn Eagle

- Here are three uncrowded beaches that most folks don't know about (until now). New York Magazine

- How about the "Brooklyn Nets of New Jersey?" Oy! No Land Grab

- Phony Mister Softee ice cream trucks were operating out of a junkyard near the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge in Brooklyn. Philadelphia Inquirer via Brooklyn11211

- The New York City Council has approved the School Construction Authority proposal to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope. Brooklyn Eagle

- Drinking coffee may reverse Alzheimer's disease. BBC

- Several Democratic senators including John Sampson of Brooklyn have appeared for work in Albany "with bullish bodyguards and other 'body men.'' NY Post

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