Monday, December 9, 2013

MTA Signal Fix; Gowanus Meeting Tonight; Holidays in Brooklyn and More

Photo: MTA
- Emergency order from Gov. Cuomo: MTA Metro-North signal crews have installed new protections at the site of last week's fatal derailment, which will automatically apply emergency brakes if a train's speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum. [MTA]

- A community meeting to develop a Gowanus land use plan takes place tonight: Monday, December 9,from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at PS 372, 512 Carroll Street in Brooklyn. [McBrooklyn]

- Hearing on Brooklyn Heights Library to be held Thursday (12/12). [BHB]

- Brooklyn boy, 10, sets himself on fire. [NY Post]

- DUMBO residents will be attracted like moths to a fire that will power their neighborhood's Christmas tree. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Bill de Blasio still hasn't made up his mind if he'll move out of Brooklyn when he becomes Mayor. [Politicker]

- NYC's new cabs have USB chargers. [Gothamist]

- On Jan. 1, $140 million will vanish from the budget of the NYC School Construction Authority. In the following two years, at least another $260 million will disappear. [Crain's]

- Brazen Head's staff Christmas and Ugly Sweater Party Tues. December 10, starts at 9pm. [Twitter]

- NY Magazine does a wrapup of The Year In Culture 2013. [NY Magazine]

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