Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brooklynites Do Weird Things with Dead Christmas Trees; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Sad comment about a closing shop on Smith Street. PMFA

- Dead Christmas trees suspended under BQE, for art. Gothamist . . . Meanwhile, vandals torch 25 Christmas trees in Fort Greene Park. Brooklyn Paper

- The rather dull brick condo building proposed for a 30 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights -- the present home of the Brooklyn Eagle -- is going before the Landmark's Commission today. WSJ

- Noted educator Diane Ravitch (The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education) will be talking about education tonight at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill. Brooklyn Eagle

- Professional kid critics review Downtown Brooklyn's new Shake Shack. Excerpt: "We obviously ordered shakes because it's the Shake Shack." Eater

- Brooklyn man critical after jumping five stories from a burning building. NY1

- The family of a Canadian man struck and killed by a truck while riding his bike in Brooklyn has sued the NYPD to release the accident records. Brooklyn Eagle

- This is why everyone is suddenly talking about Downton Abbey. Gawker

- The TSA is frantically defending its decision to confiscate a frosted cupcake from a Massachusetts woman at a Las Vegas airport. Huff Post

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