Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bike Lane Subpoenas Dropped; $500 Reward for Lost Monkey Doll; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- UPDATE: Cops catch suspect in Brooklyn wheelchair purse snatching (photo left). NY1

- All those harassing subpoenas issued by the people against the Prospect Park Bike Lane have been withdrawn, after a court hearing in Brooklyn Wednesday. Transportation Nation

- Brooklyn man could lose the home he has used as an energy lab for 50 years. NY Times

- Park Slope couple are offering a $500 reward for anyone who finds their lost monkey doll named Bongo. Gawker

- S&M sex master John Hopkins appeared in Brooklyn court in connection with charges that he had enslaved a woman who answered his Craigslist ad. Brooklyn Eagle

- Anger management-challenged State Senator Kevin Parker is quietly laying the groundwork for a run for Brooklyn borough president, according to the Brooklyn Politics blog.

- HRA employees keep stealing millions of dollars worth of food stamps. Brooklyn Eagle

- Brooklyn boy injured in bear attack in New Jersey. CNN

- A new program introducing pre-schoolers to the world of charitable giving and social action has launched in DUMBO. DumboNYC

- Catholic Church boots arts community at St. Cecilia's in Greenpoint. NY Magazine

- New York is one of the states with ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak. The packages are marked: "Est. P-963." Huff Post

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