Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Letitia James Probably Running; Islanders Moving to Brooklyn? And More Brooklyn Briefs

- Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James has filed paperwork to run for a citywide office in 2013. The Brooklyn Politics Blog says she's eying the Public Advocate position.

- Watchtower properties on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront have to be sold by Jan. 1, 2014, in order for this whole new Brooklyn Bridge Park housing deal to work. Brooklyn Eagle

- Man steals purse from 78-year-old in wheelchair. (Video) Gothamist

- Are the Islanders moving to Brooklyn now or what? Village Voice

- Dennis Holt sees secret hand behind Times' Gowanus story. Brooklyn Eagle

- Smurf Week ends with ritual Smurf beheading by Harrison Ford. (Video) Gothamist

- Sweaty armpits set off full body scanners at airports. AOL

- Android phone viruses are multiplying like wildfire. One, for example, can record all your calls and punched in credit card numbers. Fast Company and Tech Crunch

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