Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bikers, Robbers, Seniors, Weiners, and More Brooklyn Briefs

Cop gives cyclist Casey Neistat $50 ticket for riding outside of bike lane-- which is not against the law. This (video, above) is what happens to Neistat when he tries to stay in the bike lane. (Via Gothamist)

- Coney for seniors? CEO of the Gristedes supermarket chain John Catsimatidis may target his new "Ocean Dreams" development there to middle-aged adults and seniors. TRD

- Photo: Robbers used a stun gun to rob a man waiting for the F train in Borough Park. Fox

- The data of hundreds of thousands of Citibank card customers was hacked. Huff Post

- Weiner's seat may be sacrificed in redistricting. NY Times

- He'll be popular there: A former cop who was part of a crew that tortured, kidnapped and robbed drug dealers will spend the next two decades in federal prison. Brooklyn Eagle

- Awesomely creepy puppets coming to re-enact Shackelton's voyage at BAM. Gothamist

- Too brownstoney: Landmarks sends 27 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights back to the drawing board. Brooklyn Eagle and BHB

- There's another rally against the city’s planned closure of Engine Co. 205 in Brooklyn Heights today. Brooklyn Eagle

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