Friday, April 1, 2011

The City's Gayest neighborhood; Pier 1 Dance Party; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Five dead and gone classic Brooklyn restaurants. (And they really were.)  Village Voice 

- It's the little things: More than 3,000 kids didn't get into kindergarten this year, many in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle 

- If Movies With a View was too loud, what will noise-sensitive locals think of the Dance Party coming to Pier 1? Gothamist

- Census Bureau numbers show that the Columbia Street Waterfront District, the quiet enclave west of Cobble Hill, is the city's gayest neighborhood.  Brooklyn Paper 

- Gas lamps (well, reproductions anyway) are lighting up the Flatbush Avenue triangles. Brownstoner

- A woman was run down and killed by a van on Columbia Street in Carroll Gardens yesterday. Carroll Gardens Patch 

- A NY1-Marist Poll revealed that New Yorkers think Mayor Bloomberg is suffering from "third term-itus."  Reuters

- Nothing's ever simple: Automatic faucets are germier than the old fashioned kind you had to touch. MSNBC

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