Monday, August 8, 2011

Al Pacino in Brooklyn Wearing 'Hideous Afro Wig;' Bar at Aloft; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Did you miss Aretha Franklin performing at the Seaside Summer Concert in Coney Island? Brooklyn Vegan says she put on a fantastic show, and has the photos to prove it.

- Brooklynites are screwed again when it comes to 9/11 compensation. Daily Gotham

- The controversial HBO special about music producer /convicted killer Phil Spector is filming in Downtown Brooklyn and Al Pacino is wearing a "hideous afro wig" the size of a tumbleweed. Daily Mail

- Got $7.5 million? Want 360-degree views? Have we got a penthouse for you in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Police are looking for a serial burglar in Bushwick who gets a charge from stealing electronics, including video games. (Video included) WPIX

- Ex. Gov. Hugh Carey -- who died yesterday at age 92 -- was a Brooklyn boy. He helped rescue New York from the brink of financial collapse in the 1970s. NY Times 

- Thank goodness: a bar is opening up on top of the 24-story Aloft in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Police give guy's dog away to dognappers who claim they lost him. All are heartbroken. NY Daily News

- A Tacoma, Washington paper is running a bemused story about people who canoe along the Gowanus Canal. Something about it being a toxic, fetid Superfund site seems to disturb them. The News Tribune

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