Thursday, November 3, 2011

Neighborhood Parking Permits; Brooklyn Nannies Are Doing OK; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The City Council committee voted in favor of allowing residential neighborhoods to designate up to 80 percent of their parking as residents-only. Next stop: full City Council.  Brooklyn Eagle

- Nannies in Brooklyn average $15 an hour, get 11 paid vacation days, and get paid mostly off the books. Park Slope Parents (pdf) via NY Times

- Remember the jobs, housing and independent monitor required by the Atlantic Yards community benefits agreement? HA HA HA HA HA! City Limits

- Too hard to fix the schools: NYC closing another 47 public schools. NY1
- The company that purchased five properties at Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place this summer has turned around and flipped them. Brownstoner

- Union members stop traffic on Court Street. Carroll Gardens Patch

- Neighborhood jumble at Plymouth Church this Saturday. Brooklyn Heights Press  

- Another $20 million is going for a second phase of reconstruction of DUMBO’s historic Belgian block streets. Brooklyn Eagle

- Performances and discussion about the Occupy Wall Street movement will take place in Brooklyn Heights this upcoming Monday. South Brooklyn Post

- Halsey Street community garden in the works. Brownstoner

- They're finally going to make a bench out of all the broken glass they've cleaned up in Fort Greene Park. The Local

- Cops catch the guy who stabbed 16-year-old girl in a Brooklyn street in the middle of the night two months ago. MSNBC

- Why the B38 bus suddenly stopped and emptied out at Adams and Willoughby Streets in Downtown Brooklyn. Gothamist

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