Monday, March 12, 2012

Effigies Hung in Borough Park; Tech Triangle Gets Funding; 'Brooklynized' Water a Fraud; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- NYPD collected information on businesses owned by second- and third-generation Arab-Americans -- even the well-known Damascus Bread and Pastry Shop on Atlantic Ave., owned by Catholics. Brooklyn Eagle

- Eleven effigies were hung across 12th Avenue in Borough Park by Jews in celebration of Purim, weirding out some non-Jewish neighbors. Failed Messiah

- Young Brooklyn chess player draws a crowd in downtown Austin after film premiere. Statesman

- Navy Yard/ DUMBO/ Downtown Brooklyn "Technology Triangle" idea gets $100,000 in funding for study. Brooklyn Eagle

- Brooklyn parents arrested after their 2-year-old was found wandering outside without a coat or shoes. NY Daily News

- State Senator Eric Adams calls for ban on saggy pants in school. NBC

- A Mexican immigrant who passed the New York bar exam and interned with the Brooklyn D.A. cannot work as a lawyer because he was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child. Brooklyn Eagle

- CUNY moves to ban student/professor relationships. “They’re trying to ban love!” one male professor complained. Gothamist

- Florida bagel company's 'Brooklynized' water is a fraud. Lawyer: "You want Brooklyn water, go to Brooklyn." Sun Sentinel

- Next Sunday: 7th annual Ghost Bike memorial ride. Gothamist

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