Friday, October 7, 2011

More Top NYC Officials Arrested for Corruption; Brooklyn Bacon Takedown; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Yesterday the FBI arrested the top official in charge of the city's new affordable housing, along with six developers, on charges including federal racketeering and bribery. The dirty money would often be delivered in coffee cups. Gothamist

- Pencils, crayons and condoms: Parents group objects to city's new sex-ed classes, wants a "Plan B." Brooklyn Eagle

- Go get it: Brooklyn residents, both current and former, have over $40 million sitting in New York State's Office of Unclaimed Funds.

- Tony’s Famous Pizza, the Fulton Mall biz that moved out to make way for Shake Shack, signed a lease for space at 32 Court Street. Brownstoner

- The third annual Brooklyn Bacon Takedown is coming to town next weekend, in all its artery-clogging glory. Gothamist

- A teenaged girl who stabbed her cousin over 30 times says her guilty verdict should be set aside because of the extreme emotional disturbance she suffered as a child. Brooklyn Eagle

- Some Occupy Wall Street protesters think Bushwick and Williamsburg should come to Wall Street. The Brooklyn Ink

- Breaking: Shit going down at Occupy Sesame Street! Nerve Media via Gothamist 

- Almost $2 million coming to Brooklyn for FEMA claims. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Apple stores across New York City turn into shrines to Steve Jobs. NY Magazine

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