Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Snowden Again in Fort Greene Park; Brooklyn Paramount to Reopen; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Hours after police removed a 100-lb bust of Edward Snowden from Fort Greene Park on Monday, artists replaced it with a hologram. [Gothamist]

- The Brooklyn Paramount, at Flatbush and DeKalb avenues in Downtown Brooklyn, will undergo a 24-month renovation and reopen as the Paramount Events Center -- and operated by Bruce Ratner and Onexim Sports. [CBS] [Brooklyn Eagle]

- In one day: Fires in Flatbush, Bushwick and Prospect Park. [Brownstoner blog wrap]

- PETA is giving Brooklyn Councilmember Stephen Levin an award for his selfless cat rescue. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Unequal justice in Brooklyn under the reign of DA Ken Thompson: Longer sentence if you're not Jewish? [Failed Messiah]

- A pair of bald eagles have taken up residence just off Staten Island, building the city’s first eagle nest in at least 100 years. [Bensonhurst Bean]

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