Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun in Red Hook, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The New York Comic Con will have a "powerful presence" at this year's Brooklyn Book Festival on in September. OTBKB

- So these two artists walk into a bar . . . Brooklyn Eagle

- Fun in Red Hook: More than just IKEA and Fairway. Mommy Poppins

- Losing it: A new poll shows that Sarah Palin's favorability rating has dropped to just 39 percent. New York Magazine

- Brooklyn’s "somewhat-infamous" federal pen, the Metropolitan Detention Center, is looking for a warden tough enough to handle thousands of the country's most challenging prisoners, from accused al-Qaida operatives to the "whiny" John Gotti Jr. Brooklyn Eagle

- The Knitting Factory will reopen in a smaller space in Williamsburg on Sept. 9. The club's TriBeCa lease expired in July. NYTimes

- Michael Locke, recently laid off from Time Inc., is preparing to launch My Little O, a news web site serving Fort Greene/Clinton Hill. Folio Mag via NYConvergence

- The MTA confirmed that the agency is “in negotiations with a buyer” for its drab building on the corner of Wyckoff and Smith Streets. Brooklyn Paper

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