Monday, January 11, 2010

Falling Fences, Vampire Weekend, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Karl Junkersfeld has created another enjoyable pictorial walk down memory lane, this time exploring the history of Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights. Brooklyn Heights Blog

- Did you see this happen? Man injured by falling construction fence at 360 Smith Street.  PMFA 

- Improv Everywhere's No Pants Subway Ride went off without a hitch yesterday, with roughly 3,000 participants.

- A new measure gets tough on curb cuts and front yard parking.  Brooklyn Eagle

-   An explosion occurred aboard the tanker “Sichem Defiance” about a mile off of Ceasers Bay, Brooklyn Sunday morning. The tanker was carrying 41,000 barrels of ethanol. Yeshiva World

- Vampire Weekend's new album Contra comes out Tuesday; the band plays in Williamsburg Jan. 17. NY Post

- A small New York subculture seek good health by returning to the habits of their Paleolithic ancestors.Or, as they describe themselves, they are cavemen. NY Times

- New study: Walmart brings zero jobs to Chicago.  Huffington Post 

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