Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Santa Rosalia Feast Cancelled; Wal-Mart's Bribes; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Two heroic men jump onto track at Carroll Street F station to save a disoriented man. Gothamist

- The fabled Santa Rosalia Feast, an Italian-American tradition that has taken place on 18th Avenue for more than three decades, has been canceled this year,and people are yelling and pointing fingers. Brooklyn Eagle

- New York Magazine has put together a list of all the baksheesh that Wal-Mart has been spreading around to gain approval for one or more stores in New York City -- starting with East New York, Brooklyn.

- Mayor Bloomberg found himself in the Navy Yard Monday, flanked by women dressed in retro Pan Am uniforms, giving a speech about how TV has been very good to NYC. NY Times

- It's not speeding that makes Atlantic Avenue dangerous, says Downtown Brooklyn leader. Brooklyn Eagle

- Human placenta smoothies: popular in Brooklyn. Gawker

- Tediously, anti-Prospect Park West Bike Lane people again demand removal of lane. Brooklyn Eagle

- Non-stop Culver Viaduct restoration even includes weeding. PMFA

- Where the Grateful Dead played in Brooklyn. Brownstoner

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