Thursday, January 7, 2010

Concrete Coffins, IKEA Entertaining, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The new Atlantic Terminal rail station that opened officially on Tuesday is one of the most heavily armored facilities in the borough — ringed by no less than 14 mammoth concrete "coffins." Brooklyn Paper

- Wendy’s has leased 3,400 square feet on Livingston St.; Wi-Pie opens on Remsen St.  Brooklyn Eagle

Making a satisfactory dinner for five entirely from foodstuffs bought at IKEA. The Atlantic via Brokelyn

- How to avoid census scammers. OTBKB

- Simcha Felder accepted City Comptroller John Liu's job offer on Monday night, sparking a scramble for his council seat. Crain's NY  

- In inflation-adjusted terms, the Dow has returned only 0.99 percent a year over the last 80 years.CJR via Huffington Post

- A British teen and his dad were visiting Brooklyn when the lad developed an abscess the size of a golf ball and was taken to LICH for emergency surgery. Happy ending, for a change.  Brooklyn Heights Blog 

- Microbiologists found that 48 percent of sodas tested from the fast food fountains contain coliform bacteria, which is typically fecal in origin. Most bacteria found were antibiotic resistant. Huffington Post

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