Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stupid Stunt on Williamsburg Bridge; Dekalb Market Soon To Open; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- "Helicopters circled the bridge right before a stream of cops" rushed in as a "a stupid, illegal, and probably beautiful aerial stunt" took place on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge last night. Gothamist

- DOB raids, shutters Williamsburg hostel. BushwickBK

- Dekalb Market, to be located in shipping containers on the City Point construction site, will open Saturday, July 23. Brooklyn Eagle

- BP Marty Markowitz has suddenly softened his stance on Walmart in Brooklyn after the company became a sponsor of his Martin Luther King Jr. concert series. Allmedia

- The growing fear is that Walmart and developer Related Companies are partnering in numerous city neighborhoods to "pull off what would amount to a hostile takeover of local businesses and communities on an unprecedented scale." The Brooklyn Rail

- The new addition at 20 Henry Street is up to four floors already. Brownstoner

- Tom Otterness statue nixed because of his history of animal abuse. Gothamist

- More than 300 restaurants in New York's Restaurant Week, but only three in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle

- The 19 most-hated companies in America. Business Insider

- The worst food crisis to hit Eastern Africa in decades is now unfolding and large numbers of lives could be lost. Info Here and Donate Here

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Make Marty feel good and he will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge. What a rat.