Thursday, February 23, 2012

Free Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk; Climbing Williamsburg Bridge; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A woman who carelessly opened her parked car's door, hurling a cyclist onto an oncoming bus and killing her, will be fined $500. NY Daily News

- It's still too early to count Bushwich as Brooklyn's next "hot spot." One realtor says, "We need a good five years." Brooklyn Eagle

- Free pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk! Call by today (Thursday). Brokelyn

- Fancy Brooklyn Bridge Park overhead walkway exempt from city safety rules? Brooklyn Paper

- Video: Illegally climbing The Williamsburg Bridge. Gothamist

- Some wait on line in the cold 8 hours or longer to get food stamps in Brooklyn. NY Daily News

- 81-year-old pushed onto subways tracks while chasing iPhone thief. Brooklyn Ink

- The cameras aboard NYPD's SkyWatch observation towers make officers who are on the street just as mindful of their conduct as civilians are. BK Bureau
- The Freelancers Union has received $174 million in low- and no-interest federal loans to build a nonprofit, consumer-run health plan in New York. Crain's NY

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