Monday, April 20, 2015

Swimming in the Toxic Gowanus Canal, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Brooklyn Film Festival coming next month to Brooklyn Heights, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. [BFF]

- Cops increase their presence at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 since last week's gunfire. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Woman, 21, hangs herself from Brooklyn fire escape in suicide. [NY Daily News]

- OMG: Activist to swim the toxic Gowanus Canal on Earth Day. [Newsweek]

- And another thing that shouldn't be in the Gowanus, but is. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Greenland USA, the subsidiary that owns 70% of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, doesn't even have a website, though it pretends to. [Atlantic Yards Report]

- A developer could get its hands on Bushwick Inlet Park, if CitiStorage has its way. [Greenpointeers]

- PHOTOS: Check out the Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum -- At one table there were replicas of the battleship USS Brooklyn that came with cannons that guests could shoot off, sending confetti into the air. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- HBO cracks down on Williamsburg bar showing pirated copy of Game of Thrones. [Village Voice]

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