Monday, June 20, 2016

Brad Lander's Gowanus Plan; BQX Meeting Tonight; and More Brooklyn Briefs

In Cadman Plaza Park, Downtown Brooklyn ...

Uh oh: Without public announcement, Councilman Brad Lander "stepping up" Gowanus community planning process. [PMFA]

- Meeting at St. Francis in Brooklyn Heights tonight to discuss the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (“BQX”) streetcar. [BHB]

- MTA to extend R train shuttle. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Tucker Reed, the president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a champion of Atlantic Yards, will leave his post in August after four years. [Atlantic Yards/ Pacific Park]

- A rally was held Saturday in honor of a murdered Brooklyn teenage girl days after an arrest in the decade-long cold case. [NY1]

- Brownsville residents seek answers after mentally ill ex-convict is fatally shot. [NY Times]

- Have you seen this perv? Cops released a photo Saturday of a creep they say groped a 13-year-old girl in Brighton Beach. [Daily News]

- Judge considers controversial Brooklyn CB9 rezoning case. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Cops are turning to the public for help in locating a 21-year-old man who went missing from Bay Ridge this week. [Bensonhurst Bean]

 - Cheeto fans object to Donald Trump's new nickname, #CheetoJesus, calling it an "unforgivable, mean-spirited attack on Cheetos." [Twitter]

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