Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sherman Tank Outside the Brooklyn Museum, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Locals were being urged not to panic yesterday as a Sherman tank rolled past barbed-wire fencing, sandbag walls, and army guys with guns stationed outside of the Brooklyn Museum. NY Magazine

- Just in time for Valentine's day, Community Board 1 Chairman Vincent Abate kissed and made up with -- and reinstated -- the board’s Transportation Chair, Teresa Toro. Brooklyn Eagle

- Really in time for Valentine's Day: Eat a lovey-dovey meal for Valentine's Day at IKEA! Then watch as three couples -- on view in one of IKEA's illustrious bedroom suites -- are served breakfast in bed. Gowanus Lounge

- Doctors give a Brooklyn woman less than a year to live. Now she paints, and paints -- and sells her paintings -- and her children will have something to live on. NY Times

- Someone leaked renderings of The Hook, a 376,00-square-foot mega-mall on the site of the old Revere Sugar Refinery site in Red Hook, to Brownstoner.

- The Heart of Brooklyn shuttle (which connects the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park and more) will pick up at Dumbo, Williamsburg and Bay Ridge on Saturdays. HOB

- 76th Precinct cops seem to be crashing into cars parked in the neighborhood. Gowanus Lounge

- Tickets to the "Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Program," preliminary to Miss New York and Miss America, are on sale now. The event will be held on Sunday, February 22nd at Long Island University in Brooklyn. BrooklynQueens

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