Friday, November 13, 2015

Lufthansa Mobster Walks Free; Idiots Who Pointed Lasers at Helicopters Arrested; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Vincent Asaro, 80, the mobster accused of plotting the 1978 Lufthansa airline heist, walked out of the federal courthouse in Brooklyn a free man. [Bloomberg]

- Police took two people into custody Wednesday night for allegedly shining a laser pointer at aircraft flying over Brooklyn. [NY Magazine]

- Is it a rave? Eight days before the techno festival Time Warp is set to begin in Crown Heights, officials push the city to nix it. [DNAinfo]

- An anti-gentrification protest is planned for the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit being held at the Brooklyn Museum. [BanGentrification]

- The pickleback was invented in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Brooklyn rich people are way more liberal than Manhattan rich people.  [Patch]

- The NYPD will increase enforcement against reckless driving after 12 pedestrians were killed over the last week and a half. [DNAinfo]

- Almost a million people in NYC still lack health insurance. Two Brooklyn neighborhoods stand out. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The 61st Precinct’s commanding officer says a recent uptick in burglaries was caused by drug addiction. [Sheepshead Bites]

- Everything you need to know about Saturday's Democratic debate. [Politico]

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