Friday, September 10, 2010

Streetcars in Brooklyn, Bad Cops and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Days after BP Marty Markowitz talked streetcar champion Bob Diamond into staying in Brooklyn, the city announced the start of a five-month study to determine the feasibility of a streetcar network linking Red Hook with Downtown Brooklyn and surrounding neighborhoods. Brooklyn Eagle 

- A corrections officer posing as a cop is charged in a Fort Greene mugging.  The Local

- Ozzie's on 5th Ave. shut down by the DOH.  Brownstoner

- In a secret recording made in a police station in Brooklyn, persuasive evidence of the existence of quotas. NY Times 

- Four men are charged with cheating people by telling them they'd won the "$5 Million Princess Diana Lottery." Crain's NY

- Parents are demanding that the Dept. of Education test more than 700 school buildings for the presence of toxic PCBs.  Brooklyn Eagle

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