Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Brooklyn Heights Guy Wins Beer Brewing Contest; Witnesses Selling Lots; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- "Bespectacled" Douglas Flamm of Brooklyn Heights won the Brooklyn Wort home brewing competition with a beer brewed with oysters, reports the NY Daily News. (Is that a Quidditch paddle in his hand?)

- Witnesses seek buyer for empty DUMBO lots. TRD

- A Brooklyn man accused of arranging a killing says he heard the daughter of the victim threaten to cut off her father's testicles. Brooklyn Eagle

- A Brooklyn assistant district attorney is accused of trying to punch a cop who found weed in his car. Village Voice

- Look up: Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin installed a colorful water tower piece on the roof of 20 Jay Street. Brownstoner

- A lowlife is accused of posing as a Victoria’s Secret owner to lure a gullible 15-year-old Brooklyn girl to his lair, where he raped and photographed her. NY Daily News

- City launching online applications for housing lotteries. NY Times

- After decades as Brooklyn Heights’ preeminent law firm, Cullen & Dykman LLP is leaving town. Brooklyn Eagle

- Downtown Brooklyn’s mandatory parking minimums would be cut in half for new development and eliminated outright for affordable housing under a new plan. Streetsblog

- After suggesting people "throw acid" on female Democrats, NY Republican's adviser steps down. Gothamist

- Here's why you should wear sun block. Gizmodo

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