Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FAA OKs Bird Magnet; NYPD Practices Riot Drills; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The FAA quietly shrunk the safety zone around a high-traffic La Guardia Airport runway to make way for a massive trash facility -- guaranteed to be a bird magnet. NY Post
- St. Joseph College reveals design for new athletic center.  Brownstoner 

- The Heights Press caught a peek of Jane's Carousel tucked inside her new home. BHPress

- At a Brooklyn Heights coffee shop, one drink = one hour of wi-fi. BHB 

- Record-breaking floods and a fire disrupted subways and buses this past weekend. Naturally, it became campaign fodder. Brooklyn Eagle

- A 138-mile race from Prospect Park to the Catskills begins Wednesday. JRunners 

- NYPD practices riot drills in case New Yorkers start going plum loco like citizens in other countries. Metro

- The strongmen return to Coney Island -- but just for one day.  Brooklyn Eagle

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