Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Brooklyn's Van Gogh Look-Alike; Forever 21 to Fulton Street; No Charges for Borough Hall Shooter; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The retired correction officer who shot and killed a man at Brooklyn's Borough Hall subway station will not face charges, reports 7online.

- Police officer dies in a motorcycle crash in Brooklyn -- struck by an NYPD School Safety Agent, reports Yeshiva World.

- The Atlantic Yards Report digs into which pols and parties are getting donations from mega-developer Bruce Ratner.

- Brooklyn man who bears uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh sparks internet commotion, says PIX11.

- Forever 21 is returning to Downtown Brooklyn, taking a spot on Fulton Street, says the Wall Street Journal.

- Curbed reveals everything you might ever want to know about what will soon be Brooklyn's tallest residential tower.

- Joseph Lentol, in an opinion piece in the Brooklyn Eagle, pushes de Blasio to give the people the park they were promised -- Bushwick Inlet Park.

- The Brooklyn native who invented DSL, bringing high-speed Internet service to millions of households, has died, the NY Times reports.

- Food festival Smorgasburg is coming to Coney Island this summer, says Bensonhurst Bean.

- Look out Wall Street: there's a new white-collar cop in Brooklyn. Bloomberg/Chicago Tribune

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