Thursday, March 1, 2012

Brooklyn Rabbi Big Cigarette Crook; Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- This year's Brooklyn Heights Association annual meeting proves unusually entertaining. Brooklyn Eagle

- After 43 years on Court Street, Belanthi Gallery closes. PMFA

- Brooklyn sicko tells rape victim to 'let go' as he's sentenced to 47 years in prison. NY Post

- DUMBO Water Street rentals ready for occupancy. Rents from $2,700 to $5,775 per month. TRD

- 23 people connected to local bodegas were arrested for buying and distributing more than $4 million in bootleg smokes. Brooklyn Eagle . . .  One of the biggest crooks: a Williamsburg Orthodox rabbi. Failed Messiah

- The Irish are angry at Urban Outfitters for selling St. Patrick's Day merchandise that depicts them as drunks. Gothamist

- ‘Orwellian Nightmare’: Brooklyn attorney says new federal mail policy could destroy child-support debtors. Brooklyn Eagle

- The Earth has a roughly 12 percent chance of experiencing an enormous megaflare erupting from the sun in the next decade. This event could potentially fry the Earth's computers and cause trillions of dollars’ worth of damage. Wired via Gawker

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