Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pratt Buys $13 Million Site; Tina Fey Filming in Brooklyn; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Pratt Institute has purchased a Clinton Hill development site for $13 million, possibly for student or staff housing. TRD

- Some folks think that the Con Ed plant in DUMBO -- which had two explosions in the last nine months -- should be turned into park land. Brownstoner

- Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has joined the chorus decrying Bloomberg's "puke green" Boro Taxis. Gothamist

- Admission, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, is filming around Dupont St. and McGuinness Bvd. in Brooklyn today. On Location Vacations;  The plot here.

- The number of drinking-related ER visits has "skyrocketed," draining city hospitals. Gothamist

- Did you lose a wedding ring in Fort Greene Park? The Local

- Mitt Romney's dad was born in Mexico, and faced his own "birther" controversy. Huff Post

- Think about it: Facebook rumored to be buying Israeli face recognition firm Fast Co.

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Anonymous said...

Hmm…Look around that electrical plant. Landlords have left almost every building vacant! Is this the plan? Parkland and homes for the rich?

bj said...

Wouldn't want to live near the Con-Ed plant -- it makes your hair stand on end. But a park (even one contaminated with heavy metals -- that's a different story.