Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Robber with Ice Pick On Fulton Street; Cops Plant Drugs On the Innocent; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A man armed with an ice pick robbed the Duane Reade on the Fulton Mall yesterday. Carroll Gardens Patch

- Gothamist interviews pedestrian safety managers on Brooklyn Bridge: "The only problem is that they ride the bikes way too fast. They're almost like missiles." Gothamist

- The largest affordable home ownership opportunity in the history of Red Hook is welcoming new residents. Brooklyn Eagle

- Walentas' Williamsburg hotel will open by May 1st and will probably be called "The Wythe." Brownstoner. Interview with Jed at TRD.

- P.S. 29 embezzler pleads guilty, pays $50,000 and stays out of jail. Carroll Gardens Patch

- Tip of the iceberg: A Brooklyn NYPD officer was convicted yesterday of planting drugs on a woman and her boyfriend, probably to meet his quota for arrests. Brooklyn Eagle

- In a discreet yet festive ceremony in a Brooklyn Heights apartment last week, the final charitable act of the former Orphan Asylum Society in the City of Brooklyn, founded 1833, was performed. Brooklyn Eagle

- Fringe militia members in Georgia arrested in  plot to spray deadly ricin in cities across America "to save America." Reuters  

- The San Francisco Zoo is opening the first zoo for gay animals. Actual quote: "These animals sing and dance together in a style not unlike that of the Village People." Huff Post

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