Thursday, March 12, 2009

Buy Us Liquor, Or Else. And More Brooklyn Briefs

- The owner of White Wave Laundromat is being threatened with violence by local teens, if she does not buy them liquor from the next-door liquor store. Gerritsen Beach

- Tuesday's Gowanus “scoping session” revealed that the proposed rezoning could create "5,479 new dwelling units, more than 400 of which would be affordable." Brooklyn Eagle

- New York Magazine has pictures that suggest that Bernie Madoff has been using some of his downtime to get fit and tan. And maybe darken his hair. And the nose looks a little different, too. NY Magazine

- "We don't want Costcos. We don't want no Wal-Marts in Coney Island." NY Daily News via Curbed

- It seems that certain people would benefit if the New York Times collapsed. Newser

- Say it's not true, Big Bird! Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" is cutting about one-fifth of its work force because of the economic downturn, according to Huffington Post.

- Michael Jackson concert tickets sell out in minutes. Huffington Post

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