Monday, February 29, 2016

Gourmet Supermarket Coming to Greenpoint; Iron Maidens Female Weightlifters to Gowanus; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Parents say Brooklyn Tech feels like the "ugly stepchild" of specialized schools. [WNYC]

- ‘Iron Maidens’ all-female weightlifting competition coming to Gowanus. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Hit-and-run epidemic as three people killed, one hurt in three boroughs. [NY Daily News]

- A gourmet supermarket is coming to the north end of Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, where thousands of rental apartments are planned. [WSJ]

- New Orleans 'most modern third-world country,' Brooklyn transplants tell website. [NOLA]

- Artists gathered last Sunday for a special nude drawing class with a guest model, rock legend Iggy Pop. The class was organized by the Brooklyn Museum. [e-Flux]

- The circus comes to Barclays, and creates a trailer park along Atlantic Avenue. [Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park]

- Centennial of Jackie Gleason's birth celebrated in Bay Ridge tribute. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- A U.S. Air Force veteran heads to Brooklyn federal court this week as one of the first suspected Islamic State supporters in the country to go on trial. [WSJ]

- A man was shot on a subway platform in Crown Heights on Sunday. [NBC]  Another guy was shot in the leg during a robbery in Bed-Stuy on Saturday. [NY Post]

- Oscar winners here. [LA Times] Chris Rock's hi-larious opening monologue. [LA Times]

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