Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Martin Amis Moving to Cobble Hill; USDA Pushes Expanded Bird Slaughter; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Author Martin Amis and his wife Isabel Fonseca will soon be moving to Cobble Hill. He is wondering if there are any "cool places to hang out" in Brooklyn. Vanity Fair

- State Sen. Carl Kruger has revived a bill that would make it illegal to cross the street while listening to iPods, talking on cell phones, or texting. amNY

- New Asian street food place on Vanderbilt has "seriously good" dumplings and soups. Brooklynian

- Toxic PCBs found at another Brooklyn school.  Brooklyn Eagle 

- A public visioning meeting for a new park in the Columbia Waterfront District on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Brooklyn Eagle

- The USDA suggests expanding the bird slaughter to include Mute Swans, Double-crested Cormorants, blackbirds, crows, Rock Pigeons, and European Starlings.  Queens Crap

- Photos of Sunset Park's deteriorating precinct.  Gothamist

- You can't stop Facebook from using your life as an ad, from which everyone will make money except you. Gothamist

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