Monday, November 17, 2014

'Brooklyn Strand,' Atlantic Yards, Parole Center and More Brooklyn Briefs

Con Ed's new power outage map shows exact locations.
 Shown above: Con Edison has upgraded its power outage map to show exact locations of outages, how many customers are affected at each location, and approximate time of repair. Late Sunday night into Monday morning, more than a thousand Queens residents lost power -- many are shown on this map.

- Upcoming CB2 meeting to discuss ‘Brooklyn Strand’ idea to unify parks, plazas from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Forest City Ratner seems ready to buy out former partner Skanska from its share of the shuttered module-building factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Atlantic Yards Report]

- Gowanus United, a group fighting the state’s proposed mega parole center on 2nd Avenue, is holding a rally on Wednesday afternoon. [South Brooklyn Post]

- BP Adams is encouraging students ages sixteen and over to attend a meeting in Bed-Stuy to learn about how they can join a community board in the coming year. [Gotham Gazette]

- The City Council will consider on Wednesday requiring costumed characters soliciting money to be licensed. [City Council]

- Out of public eye, Andrew Cuomo plans his vengeance. [Perdido Street School]

- More than half of calls to U.S. poison control centers about energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are for children younger than 6. [NY Daily News]

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