Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nets HQ at Metrotech; Schools Lose Funds; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The Nets are relocating their corporate headquarters to Downtown Brooklyn, where the organization is leasing (for 10 years) 35,145 square feet at 15 MetroTech. NY Observer

- A State Supreme Court judge yesterday granted a preliminary injunction barring the city from developing an affordable housing project that would have given priority to Jewish people in Williamsburg to the detriment of their overwhelmingly black neighbors. Failed Messiah

- Sugar Hill Capital Partners -- founded by Ariel Sharon's personal private emissary -- has purchased 50 Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights for $7.1 million from the Jehovah’s Witness. BHB and NY Observer

- 13 struggling Brooklyn schools could lose millions in funding because the city and the teachers union can't come to an agreement on teacher evaluations. Brooklyn Eagle

- City and state agencies are about to allow the test of a green "Sponge Park" that would absorb and manage excess poop, toxins and heavy metals in the Gowanus Canal. Brooklyn Heights Press

- Brooklyn Public Library eBooks: extremely easy and incredibly free. Brokelyn

- Eleven months after opening on Union Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, it appears as if gastropub PSbklyn has closed its doors for good. Here's Park Slope
- Comcast provides free roach installation with that cable box. Gawker

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