Monday, September 20, 2010

MTA to Renovate 370 Jay Street? Plus Vandal Hipsters and More Brooklyn Briefs

- An MTA spokesperson said that renovating the crumbling ex-MTA headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn at  370 Jay St. “is part of the MTA’s current and approved MTA 2010 — 2014 Capital Program.”  Brooklyn Eagle

- In 2007 the city brought possums to Brooklyn to combat the rats. Now not only do we have rats as big as possums, but the possums have become their own epidemic.  NY Post 

- Livery cab hits four pedestrians in Park Slope, possibly severing the leg of one.  Gothamist

- The census sorta makes up population data for neighborhoods "with high proportions of poor and minority households, such as much of the Bronx, Bedford Stuyvesant, Flatbush and Harlem, as well as heavily immigrant area like Northwest Queens."  Queens Crap

- Brooklyn hipsters are spreading rampant subway vandalism -- or is it art?  Brooklyn Eagle 

- A report of a nonprofit founded by Democratic Brooklyn party boss Vito Lopez alleged serious fraud and questionable management, including lucrative payouts to Lopez's girlfriend. Gothamist 

- Jews in Williamsburg loaded up on caffeine suppositories before the start of the Yom Kippur fast that would deprive them of coffee by mouth. Oy.  Brooklyn Paper

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