Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brooklyn's Version of the Hatfields and the McCoys; DOT's Signage; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Towns endorsement of Barron: "It’s as if the Hatfields and the McCoys put aside their feud to open a hair salon." The Local 

- The Brooklyn D.A.'s office is having a terrible day. NY Magazine

- Did cops plant weed on the Brooklyn prosecutor who allegedly took a swing at one of them? (The ADA comments.) Gothamist

- It's going to get a little harder to bribe employees at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. TRD

- WYDNKBYANM visits a bridge in Brooklyn bearing this sign by the DOT, spelled exactly this way: "Any Person Driving over this Bridge Faster than a Walk will be Subject to a Penalty of Five Dollars for Each Offence."

- At first we thought this said there was going to be a boxing match between Barbara Streisand and Justin Bieber at Barlcays Center, but it's actually between between Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi and Dmitriy Salita. (Or as Salita's adviser says,"This is a Jew fighting an Italian.") Brooklyn Eagle

- World's nicest judge says cop hit him in the throat. NY Magazine

- Another reason to blame the hipsters: Rents have been climbing like crazy in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Eagle

- Plus, a crash course on home buying in Brooklyn, June 12. Brooklyn Based

- What to do with all those extra mosquitoes we're supposed to get this summer: Flypaper Robotic Clock. The dead pests are converted to fuel to power the clock. Gizmodo

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