Friday, April 29, 2011

Hope Reichbach Dies; the Royal Wedding; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Hope Reichbach, a rising star in city politics and a key aide to Councilman Steve Levin, is dead at 22. Brooklyn Paper  and Carroll Gardens Patch

- Walcott tries to instill some civility at first Ed Panel meeting. NY1 

- Miss USA's vagina was aggressively frisked by the TSA. Four times. NY Magazine

- U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn/Staten Island) held his first town hall in Brooklyn Wednesday night and got into a verbal fisticuffs with his constituents. Brooklyn Eagle

- 2,600-year-old mummy from Brooklyn Museum gets CAT scan, has perfect teeth. CBS

- In Prospect Park there are people who fly kites fitted with devices that make an annoying humming sound. Brooklynian

- Don't forget: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival will be in full swing this weekend. NY1

- Where to watch/celebrate the Royal Wedding in Brooklyn.  Brokelyn

- A Brooklyn fish importer is on trial for attempting to smuggle around 350 incredibly scarey live snakehead fish through Kennedy Airport last year. NY Magazine

- Now we're really sunk: Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship. Comics Alliance

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