Monday, October 18, 2010

One Brooklyn Mosque Is Opposed While Another One Is Welcomed, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Students at a troubled Bedford-Stuyvesant school still don't have textbooks or after-school programs five weeks into the new academic year.  NY Daily News 

- Comptroller John C. Liu says the fire dept. is failing to monitor HazMat storage areas all around the city. Brooklyn Eagle

- About half of the taxi drivers surveyed turned away Brooklyn-bound passengers to avoid construction-related traffic tie-ups on the Brooklyn Bridge.  NY Post 

- City officials on Friday quietly scrubbed a controversial Sheepshead Bay mosque.  Brooklyn Paper 

- But in Brighton Beach, a new mosque is welcomed.  Brooklyn Eagle 

- Five NYPD officers from Brooklyn's 81st precinct are facing departmental charges of manipulating crime stats.  Gothamist 

- An 83-year-old Brooklyn man walks away from plane crash that killed or critically injured the pilot and two other passengers. NY Daily News 

- Check out Etsy's zany DUMBO office.  NY Observer

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