Monday, January 9, 2012

Is Brooklyn Passé? Did NYPD Force Suspect to Pay for X-Ray? And More Brooklyn Briefs

- A Brooklyn man is suing the NYPD for allegedly forcing him to submit to X-Rays and CAT scans to find "contraband" in his stomach, and then making him foot the $9,530 hospital bill even after the charges were dropped. Gothamist

- Caught red-handed on video: Atlantic Yards construction worker uproots newly installed "No Standing" sign on Pacific Street. Again. Atlantic Yards Report

- The CB 2 Land Use Committee will recommend approving stoops at four new townhouses planned for State Street in Boerum Hill, even though they extend into the sidewalk. Brooklyn Eagle

- Brooklyn is passé; a city cannot thrive on hipsters alone. Burgh Diaspora

- The MTA is planning to shut down much of the 4, 5 and 6 line for four nights this week, from Grand Central Station to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn from 10 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Friday. DNAinfo and MTA

- Man finds MetroCards with money left on them, sells them, gets arrested. NY Post

- A new report on health care shows that Brooklyn has big problems. Atlantic Yards Report

- Man who tried to rescue a drunk on the subway track is in critical condition; drunk is fine. NY Magazine

- If you take Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin or Gas-X, you better check the label. ABCLocal

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