Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who Knew 'High-Risk' Cargo Entered Country In Red Hook? And More Brooklyn Briefs

- New York pols are sounding an alarm over a plan to stop inspections of “high-risk” cargo entering the country at the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle

- Rapes and sexual assaults have tripled in Williamsburg and Greenpoint this year. L Magazine

- Elected officials gathered outside of Barclays Arena to express frustration over the broken promises at the Atlantic Yards site. Carroll Gardens Patch

- The last Brooklyn outpost of Blockbuster's once vast empire. Bensonhurst Bean

- Crop circle in Cadman Plaza Park. Brooklyn Eagle 

- Greenpoint “Nature Walk” is actually bleak, post-apocalyptic, and nearly devoid of nature. Brooklynian

- Elderly testify against alleged Brooklyn fraudster. NY Post

- Kiku Asian bistro and sake bar opens on the corner of Fifth and Lincoln Thursday. HPS

- Extremist Orthodox Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn pictured the White House controlled by Nazis. Then an extremist Jewish newspaper in Atlanta proposed assassinating President Obama. What happened next at Failed Messiah and Gawker

- Beautiful time-lapse video of Yosemite has also gone viral. Turn sound on, settle back. Vimeo

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