Tuesday, January 20, 2015

84-Year-Old Nun in 'Squalid' Brooklyn Jail, and More Brooklyn Briefs

Elvis' gold piano, Country Music Hall of Fame.* Photo: MK Metz

- 84-year-old activist nun imprisoned in "squalid Brooklyn detention center" which is also home to an Al Qaeda terrorist. [Daily Mail]

- Brooklyn man finds solace on a golf course made of trash. [NY Times]

- Allegations of malacious prosecution by a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Tangeez, Squinks, Not-a-Cameras etc: NYCEDC’s Next Top Makers program wraps up a NYC tour at the Urban Future Lab in Downtown Brooklyn. []

- A town called Ypsilanti feels it is just like Brooklyn. [MLive]

- Brooklyn Hospital Center's CEO Dr. Becker hits the road. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Cops are looking for a gun-toting Brooklyn teen who's been robbing people. [NY1]

- Rev. Al lays a wreath for shot Brooklyn cops. [DNA info]

- It appears to be Brooklyn Hotel Week (plus, a discount code for Nets tickets). [Riverhead News]

* We visited the Country Music Hall of Fame during our recent trip to Nashville and saw Elvis' piano, painted with 24-carot gold. Its owners may have to sell it soon.

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