Monday, January 30, 2012

Fewer Idiots This Year; Chocolate Earth Opens; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- 2012 Idiotarod: Has the city run out of idiots? Gothamist

- Report: Despite economic conditions, gentrification keeps on progressing in Brownstone Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle 

- A 'Le Pain Quotidien' bakery is coming to Montague Street. BHB and Le Pain Quotidien website

- Brooklyn gun buy-back nets 29 semi-automatics. CBS

- More about Dinosaur BBQ, opening by the end of the year on Union Street in Boerum Hill. Syracuse Blog (also TRD)

- Chocolate Earth opens in DUMBO. Gothamist

- Development of supermarket at Brooklyn Navy yard can go forward now. Brooklyn Eagle

- You can still "smell and taste the tubes from Farrell’s" when you look at these photographs of a teen gang in 1950s Brooklyn. Flavorwire

- The revised DOT proposal for Fulton Ferry traffic calming and two-way Furman Street. Fulton Ferry

- Three of Brooklyn’s 15 general hospitals are teetering on financial collapse, and Gov. Cuomo and the state have to get involved in a big way. NY Daily News

- Thirty pounds of cocaine mysteriously delivered to the United Nations mailroom. Gizmodo

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