Friday, May 10, 2013

Brooklyn Mail Will Take Even Longer; Transit System Not Inspected; and More Brooklyn Briefs

 - Oh no! Brooklyn mail is going to be shipped to Manhattan to be sorted, then back to Brooklyn, doubling Brooklyn delivery times, say critics of this stupid-sounding plan. [NY Daily News]

Critical parts of the transit system -- including the 9th Avenue Station in Brooklyn -- have not been inspected for years, increasing "the risk of serious structural failure." [Gothamist]

A person receiving treatment for a stroke was billed an average of $32,433 at New York Community Hospital, but roughly three times as much -- $97,668 --at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). [Brooklyn Eagle]

Brooklyn Designs in DUMBO this weekend. [DumboNYC]

- Four Brooklyn hospitals could close within a year unless the state gets help from the federal government. [NY Daily News]

- A fourth-grader filmed his crappy school lunches to show how the offerings didn't match the yummy menu descriptions. [NY Times]

- Is LinkedIn the creepiest social network? [Gizmodo]

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