Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Developing a Local Brooklyn Currency, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A group of artists in North Brooklyn is trying to develop a local Brooklyn currency -- and it's legal. NPR

- A worker was killed and two others injured when a scaffold broke at an apartment building in Park Slope. NY Times

- Filmmaker Spike Lee will commemorate Michael Jackson's birthday with a birthday bash on Aug. 29 in Fort Greene Park -- the same day he will be publicly buried in Hollywood. Brooklyn Eagle

- Lots of pictures of last night's lightening storm on Gothamist.

- A Greenpoint ad agency AD has pledged to wear one dress for a year -- sort of -- to raise money for kids in the slums of India. NY Daily News

- Earn $4.41 per syllable in a political haiku contest. Brokelyn

- BK Hajj, the Brooklyn Shop & Dine Weekend, is Aug 22-23rd. Participating restaurants, retailers, etc. will be offering specials, and event-goers will buy a "Passport." Minority Report

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