Friday, November 11, 2011

A Heck of a Treehouse; a Comics Festival; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Everybody loves treehouses. Here's one designed by a Pratt student in Bed-Stuy with rugs, electricity, furniture and lots of windows. NY Times

- Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday the start of construction on Steeplechase Plaza, a 2.2-acre, $30 million entryway to the revitalized amusement district. Brooklyn Eagle

- Assemblyman William F. Boyland Jr. was acquitted on Thursday of conspiring to take $175,000 in bribes. NY Times

- More details about the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. ComicsBeat

- Coming soon: miniature, radio-controlled boats -- equipped with underwater cameras and lights -- you can sail around Newtown Creek. Brownstoner

- A car crash, a foot pursuit, a gunfight and two arrests, all in seven minutes in Crown Heights. NY Times

- FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality )and several elected officials are demanding that the community have input in the hiring process for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s new president. Brooklyn Eagle

- Protesters at Occupy Wall Street are getting progressively sicker. A doctor told the NY Times that conditions could leave park-dwellers susceptible to respiratory viruses; norovirus (the winter vomiting virus), and tuberculosis. And they are shaking hands with thousands of tourists . . .

- It's been a while . . . But yesterday another actor in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has been injured during a performance. Huff Post

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