Monday, November 4, 2013

Daniel Colen Snags $2.6 Million Duplex in Brooklyn Heights; Woman Arrested For Buying Sprite; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Bad-boy artist Daniel Colen, who has shown his work at spaces such as the Whitney, paid $2.6 million for a duplex at 71 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. [TRD]

- Brooklyn D.A. Charles J. Hynes publishes Yiddish ad that calls child sex abuse victims, anti-abuse activists "dregs of the Jewish community." [Failed Messiah]

- Interfaith Hospital supporters and Bill de Blasio to ask bankruptcy judge for more time.[Brooklyn Eagle]

- A Brooklyn woman is suing the city and the NYPD for arresting her after she bought a bottle of Sprite from her local bodega, and then lying about why they arrested her. [Gothamist]

- Harry Belafonte equated the Koch brothers with the Ku Klux Klan while introducing Bill de Blasio at a church in Harlem. [Observer Politicker]

- Police have charged the driver of the SUV that struck and killed a 9-year-old boy in Fort Greene yesterday with criminally negligent homicide. [Gothamist]

- Was it a new iPad? Naw -- just lipstick. 760 people lined up outside the new Sephora in Downtown Brooklyn early Friday morning. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- NYC Housing Authority is spending $8M on lawyers to fight tenants requesting repairs or necessities, like hot water. [TRD]

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