Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spitzer for Mayor? Quickie Court; Subway Near-Disaster; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- American Apparel owner's teen sex slave lawsuit is filed in Brooklyn court. Village Voice

- In related news, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is toying with the idea of running for mayor of New York in 2013. Huff Post 

- Attorneys’ opening statements limited to minutes, no expert witnesses and a verdict by sundown:  There's a new kind of court in Brooklyn that's the legal equivalent of speed-dating. Brooklyn Eagle

- Disaster was narrowly avoided Monday when the doors of a subway car opened before it reached the platform at a Brooklyn station. NY1

- The Khalil Gibran Academy, the Arabic-themed public school with a history of controversy, may move from Fort Greene to Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle 

- How not to get sick from flying on an airplane. NY Times

- The Park Slope rap club controversy continues with the Battle of the Parody Petitions. Brooklyn race relation set back by oh, mebe a decade. Village Voice

- There's an app that erases Charlie Sheen from your Internet. Huff Post

- New York's murder rate for African Americans jumped 31 percent last year. Gothamist

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