Thursday, August 13, 2015

Men Disappear into Brooklyn Sewer; Macy's Transformation; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Marina, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo: MK Metz
 - The owner of Rockefeller Center has big plans for the Macy's site in Downtown Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A 10-year-old charged with mugging a Brooklyn grandmother earlier this week added arson to his list of offenses... The 4-year-old lookout was not arrested. [NY Daily News]

- FDNY didn't find 2 scavengers who climbed into the Brooklyn sewer system last night.  [PIX11]  UPDATE: Oh yes they did, and what a mess. [NY Daily News]

- Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is in Istanbul, Turkey, this week to sign a “sister city protocol” with Istanbul’s hip Üsküdar borough. [Patch]

- The Coney Island Sand Sculpting contest’s 25th anniversary is this Saturday. [Brownstoner]

- New renderings of the 40-story tower to be built in Coney Island show it will be a bit higher than expected and will include retail and a community space. [YIMBY]

- The Brooklyn Whale Oil company building in Sunset Park is selling for $82.5 million. [Crain's NY]

- Bad news for Amplify, the NewsCorp subsidiary owned by Rupert Murdoch and run by ex-NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. [NYC Public School Parents]  Specifically, "The nail is in the coffin for Amplify." [Edsurge]

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