Monday, July 1, 2013

Brooklyn Food Pantry Shortage; Poor Topsy: Parkwanus and More Brooklyn Briefs

Blue Bear rests in DUMBO. Photo: MK Metz
- Brooklyn pantries brace for food-aid cut. [Brooklyn Bureau]

- New nabe name alert: The intersection of Park Slope and Gowanus = Parkwanus. Commenter: "Whoever made up Parkwanus is a Parkweenis." [Gothamist]

- New book by a Brooklyn writer about Topsy, the poor elephant Thomas Edison electrocuted. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Sick of dancing Hasidim playing violins? Orthodox edge into new artistic expression. [Tablet]

- News that 9 people were shot at a Brooklyn house party ignites CNN commenter war over gun control. [CNN]  

- A tennis project for Brooklyn. [WSJ]

- Ecuador president: Edward Snowden can't leave Moscow. [Politico]

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