Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Brooklyn's Condos Falling Apart; Gowanus Souvenirs; and More Brooklyn Briefs

These guys installed card skimmers at locations across Brooklyn and Queens.

- Brooklyn is leading the U.S. in apartment construction. [Forbes]

- Brooklyn's hastily-built condos are now falling apart. [Brooklyn Magazine]

- Bed Stuy’s historic Slave Theater and two adjacent lots were sold to developer Eli Hemway for $18,500,000. [Brownstoner]

- Cops rescue suicidal man from Bay Parkway ledge with giant net. [Bensonhurst Bean]

- Bay Ridge board rejects de Blasio's affordable housing re-zoning plan. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Gowanus Souvenir Shop sells canal-inspired keepsakes . . . including handcrafted mutant action figures. [Brooklyn Paper]

- Park Slope animator makes web series about growing weed. [Village Voice]

- A man who robbed the Chase bank in Williamsburg on Monday is a serial bank robber. [JPUpdates]

- 8 of NYC's top 20 BBQ restaurants are in Brooklyn, including no's 1 and 2.  [Eater]

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