Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bad Teachers, Awful Lawyers, Horrible Insurance Companies and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A federal judge tossed the conviction of a Brooklyn man who has spent 23 years in prison, ruling that the prosecutor was “overzealous and deceitful,” the man’s lawyers were “indolent and ill prepared,” and the original judge was “incomprehensible.” New York Times

- 20 percent or more of bad teachers are clustered at 14 Brooklyn schools, study finds. NY Daily News

- Superstorm Sandy was bad, but the insurance companies are worse, says Brooklyn Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotaki. Some companies don't even bother returning policy-holders' phone calls. Brooklyn Eagle

- Developer Two Trees forgot to mention one thing when it announced its plans for a 32-story residential tower in Brooklyn's BAM Cultural District: the tower would require a zoning change. Curbed

- Petition for year-round Brooklyn Pier 6 ferry service takes off. Brooklyn Eagle

 - Prices and sales are up in Brooklyn in Q4, but the recovery may actually be stalling. TRD

- A proposal to designate a historic district in Bedford-Stuyvesant  met with mixed reactions at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday. TRD

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