Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Brooklyn Sicko On a Train; Bushwick Gentrification; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- As a Brooklyn Metro-North employee masterbated on a train, a woman's screams for help were ignored. [NBC]

- Bushwick gentrification tidal wave encounters splash of futile resistance. [Gothamist]

- Someone bid $16 million for a pair of Kanye West-designed sneakers on eBay. [NY Magazine]

- Brooklyn Democrats respond to GOP refusal to allow Mayor de Blasio's pre-K plan to come to a vote. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The Brooklyn Free Clinic is having a dance/drinks/raffle fund-raiser.  [BFC]

- Car plunges off elevated expressway in the Bronx. Three hurt, but miraculously, no one died. [NBC]

- NYS may give high school kids more time to meet the new Common Core standards. [NY1] ... Reaction: Gov. Cuomo blasts that idea. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Clearly he is the problem: Olympic bobsledder who got stuck in a bathroom in Sochi also got stuck in an elevator.  [NY Magazine]

- Phones with Flappy Bird installed on them are selling for $1,000 (and also 99 cents) on Ebay. [WSJ]

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