Thursday, July 14, 2011

Prostitution Park; Atlantic Yards; New Stuff at Starbucks; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Brooklyn's "Prostitution Park" finally getting a makeover. Gothamist

- Judge rules in favor of community groups in Atlantic Yards case, calls for more environmental review. Brownstoner

- But ... the city is razing the Atlantic Yards homeless center anyway, even if State Senator Velmanette Montgomery throws herself in front of the bulldozer as promised. TRD

- U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has found a clever way to keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from pulling its headquarters out of Fort Hamilton Army Base. Brooklyn Eagle

- Subway surprise: 8 Train spotted! Gothamist

- Is there "some mystical energy in Brooklyn soil that attracts the souls" of SciFi writers? Brooklyn Eagle

- Starbucks has a new food category: Bistro Boxes. Huff Post

- Guess who won the Gotham Girls Roller Derby double header? (Choose from The Bronx Gridlock, The Brooklyn Bombshells, Manhattan Mayhem, Queens of Pain or The Wall Street Traitors.) Brooklyn Eagle

- Bank by phone? The Trojan spyware application "Zitmo" designed to steal people's financial data is now attacking Android devices. InfoWeek

- The popular (in Europe) music streaming service Spotify is launching in the U.S. today. Engadget Will they be as successful in the U.S.? Business Insider

- Germans really are different. NY Times

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