Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doomsday Scenario for Brooklyn Public Library, Bigger Dumbo Arts Festival, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- In the worst-case scenario, 30 percent of the current Brooklyn Public Library workforce would be cut. Library Journal via Brooklyn Ink

- What do you do if you have 14 bags of pot and a load of untaxed cigarettes in your car? Drive super fast and blow through a stop sign, of course. SI Live

- Two Trees Management is expanding the Dumbo Arts Festival, taking place in September. NY Times

- State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. spent $20,000 he allegedly siphoned from a nonprofit on probably inferior sushi. NY Times 

- The removal of the Brooklyn-bound toll booths on the Verrazano Bridge will probably encourage traffic from Staten Island and New Jersey to blast through Brooklyn on its way to Manhattan. Brooklyn Eagle

- Actor Timothy Hutton searched all over the city for the perfect bathroom and finally had to build one in Brooklyn.  NY Times

- The cherry blossom festival is still a week off, but the cherry blossoms are starting to fade.  Brooklyn Paper

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