Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Four City Pools to Close, BP Markowitz Throws Himself a Party, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Gov. Patterson is said to have personally directed two state employees to contact the woman who had accused his aide of assaulting her. NY Times 

- Those who own businesses or homes in the footprint of Atlantic Yards do not own them anymore. Brooklyn Eagle 

- City parks' budgets about to get cut and four city pools to close. Gothamist 

- Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz drummed up $122,000 to turn his State of the Borough Address into "a carnival featuring song and dance acts, beer, food and a 'multimedia production.'" Gothamist 

- There is unrest in the forests of Brooklyn.  Brownstoner 

- Three buildings on Sackett Street were evacuated by the Office of Emergency Management yesterday.  PMFA

- A Brooklyn judge ordered the state to begin emptying adult homes of mentally disabled residents who want to live in their own apartments. NY Daily News

Brooklyn woman traffics raw milk, feeds it to her baby.  Brooklyn Paper via Gothamist

- Domino affordable housing to be permanent.  TRD 

- On Feb. 28, 1925, Brooklyn was rocked by an earthquake. It was the worst quake on the East Coast in two centuries.  Brooklyn Eagle

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