Thursday, May 26, 2011

BQE Future; Red Hook Trolley as Entertainment? And More Brooklyn Briefs

- Charlie Hamm, ex-head of Independence Community Bank (now Sovereign Bank), gave a million dollars to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. WSJ

- Vineapple to open on Pineapple.  BHB

- All about the past, present and future of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Busted: Brooklyn-based identity theft ring stole personal information of bank customers. nbcNY

- The Dean Street playground was closed Wednesday because of "possible gang activity." Brooklynian

- Cobble Hill cafe Ted & Honey will be opening two new restaurants at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Carroll Gardens Patch 

- The Red Hook trolleys should have been marketed as amusement and entertainment, not merely as transportation.  Brooklyn Eagle 
- Green Fig Cafe in Sunset Park is open and the pastries are yummy! Brooklynian

- The borough poster wars continue.  Laughing Squid

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