|Blue Bear rests in DUMBO. Photo: MK Metz|
- New nabe name alert: The intersection of Park Slope and Gowanus = Parkwanus. Commenter: "Whoever made up Parkwanus is a Parkweenis." [Gothamist]
- New book by a Brooklyn writer about Topsy, the poor elephant Thomas Edison electrocuted. [Brooklyn Eagle]
- Sick of dancing Hasidim playing violins? Orthodox edge into new artistic expression. [Tablet]
- News that 9 people were shot at a Brooklyn house party ignites CNN commenter war over gun control. [CNN]
- A tennis project for Brooklyn. [WSJ]
- Ecuador president: Edward Snowden can't leave Moscow. [Politico]
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