Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Coney Island Entrance Plan; Deadly McGuiness; Watchtower and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Coney Island entrance plan unveiled. TRD 

- Park Slope Food Coop Israeli products ban a no go. NY Daily News

- Speed survey shows deadly McGuiness Blvd. out of control, with two out of three motorists speeding. Streetsblog

- Parents say work at two schools in Brooklyn making children sick. CBS

- Just-sold Watchtower building at 161 Columbia Heights is ready for leasing. Brooklyn Eagle

- Last year students at a Jewish school in Brooklyn were encouraged to open Facebook accounts to vote in a charity giveaway. Yesterday, they were ordered to delete them and pay a $100 fine, or face expulsion.

- There are more than 200 baggage-related thefts every day at JFK airport. "What we're seeing out there is that really anything that isn't nailed down is being stolen," says former NYPD detective Frank Shea. CBS

- Guy films guitar player on subway and suddenly realizes the man sitting across from him is wearing a live snake around his neck. Gothamist

- The new McCarren Park Pool is ready to make a splash. Gothamist

- Ticks are the hot new plague of 2012. Gawker

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