Friday, November 4, 2011

Fake Meat; Hipster Litmus Test; Grandma's Ashes; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- How to tell if you're a hipster. tumblr via reddit

- Five spots to get your fake meat fix, all in Brooklyn. Gothamist

- Fabulous police work: Brooklyn woman reunited with grandma's ashes, stolen from her car. NY Daily News

- Bay Ridge has eerily similar twin -- in Norway. Brooklyn Eagle

- Charter school scam in New York City? Huff Post

- Josh Rubin, owner of Whisk Bakery Cafe on Newkirk Avenue, has gone missing. NYS Missing Persons and Ditmas Park Blog

- Advocates say don't close those 47 failing schools, fix them. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Almondine’s macaroons "best in city." DumboNYC  

- The story of a spectacular fire, in a building opposite Brooklyn Borough Hall where the Supreme Court stands today. Brooklyn Eagle

- The mother of all margin calls: Up to 50,000 former customers of bankrupt broker MF Global must find some $1 billion in additional collateral by today (Friday), or be forced out of their trades. Vosizneias 

- We had so much fun with "do a barrel roll" yesterday. Here are more Google Easter eggs. Gothamist

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