Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Beautifying the BQE Ditch, and More Brooklyn Briefs

 - George F. Will writes a spirited condemnation of the use of government-subsidized seizure of other people’s property for the enrichment of a private developer in Brooklyn. National Post

- The city has hired a team of architects to beautify the BQE ditch cutting through Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. Curbed

A 25-year-old aspiring Brooklyn filmmaker, Rory James O’Sullivan, died of a brain tumor. His friends had mounted a special “Rock4Rorz” benefit concert featuring notable area bands and a rare reunion of the Fugs, a legendary underground rock band from the 1960s. Brooklyn Eagle

The Clarette site at 340 Court Street in Carroll Gardens cleared a hurdle at a Community Board 6 Land Use Committee Meeting.  Pardon Me For Asking

- Former Comptroller Bill Thompson plans to "take another crack" at becoming New York's mayor in 2013. New York Magazine

- Hope is fading fast for Brooklyn's own Whole Foods.  NY Daily News 

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