Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flooding Swamps Gowanus; Is Smith Street Over? And More Brooklyn Briefs

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- Flash flooding swamped parts of Brooklyn on Wednesday. The above is a video posted to Instagram by Andres Guardia showing flooding near the Gowanus Canal.

- Farewell, Smith Street: After many of its big names close up shop, the Observer says Smith Street's restaurant row is "a shadow of its former self."

- Man sitting in a BMW with his girlfriend is shot to death in Flatbush. [NY Post]

- Several people were injured when a four-story building on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed on Tuesday. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Prevaricators, beware: The Truth Booth is coming to Brooklyn. [Observer]

- Apparently it’s not enough for Greenpoint to lose 5 beautiful London Plane trees. The Parks Department and City Council seem to be "OK with the losing out on $414,000 restitution" because "soon enough Greenpoint will be blanketed in trees," says Greenpointers.

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