Thursday, January 2, 2014

River Cafe Reopens after $3 Million in Repairs; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Billy Joel leads hometown sing-along at New Year's Eve show in Brooklyn. [Rolling Stone]

- Guests flock back to The River Cafe, finally reopened after more than $3 million worth of repairs (including a custom-made Steinway piano) after Hurricane Sandy. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- First Brooklyn homicide of 2014: 17-year-old fatally shot in Bushwick. [News12]

- First NYC baby of 2014 born in Brooklyn. [Pix11]

- Police are investigating whether crooks parked a boat in the inlet behind the Best Buy in Bensenhurst to carry away $65,000 worth of stolen electronics. [NBC]

(Above) "Brooklyn: 63 St & 6 Ave A Vehicle is currently stopped on train tracks Perp is wearing marine fatigues. Big NYPD response to the scene."  [NY Scanner]

- De Blasio and Cuomo: allies or adversaries? [City and State]

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