Thursday, October 1, 2015

Big Brooklyn Concert with Beyoncé, Prince and Nicki Minaj; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Slow-zone rolling out in Brooklyn Heights will include 21 speed humps. Photo: MK Metz
-  Two hundred or so people turned up at Valentino Pier on Sunday for the Red Hook Regatta, a 3D-printed boat race. [Untapped Cities]

- Tidal is putting on a huge Brooklyn concert with Beyoncé, Prince, Nicki Minaj and others at Barclays. [Newsweek]

- Crochet mural sparks anarchist protest at Bushwick's Brooklyn Flea. [Hyperallergic]

- A few women still want to be beauty queens in Brooklyn. [NY Magazine]

- A city-owned car used by a member of Mayor De Blasio’s staff was broken into in Brooklyn and an iPad and a Blackberry were taken. [Daily News]

- Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Oryx and Crake," will come to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to share her new novel, “The Heart Goes Last” on Friday, Oct. 9. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- If you live in District 39 and want to have a say in what projects are funded in the area, stop by Brad Lander's Participatory Budgeting meeting next Tuesday, October 6. [Kensington BK]

- The city’s sudden push to use eminent domain to grab land in Coney Island would connect three beloved landmarked attractions with a grand walkway. [NY Post]

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