Tuesday, May 12, 2015

De Blasio's Homeless Shelter 'SWAT Teams'; Edna's Soul Food Owner in the Can; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- De Blasio to deploy ‘SWAT Teams’ to repair NYC’s squalid, rat-infested homeless shelters. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The man who owned Edna’s Soul Food Restaurant in Brownsville has been sentenced to one year in jail for failing to pay 15 employees their back wages. [Brooklyn DA]

- 'Celebrate Brooklyn' Pier 1 dance parties start this Thursday. [BHB]

- Repairs to subway stations could be scaled back if the MTA's multi-billion-dollar funding shortfall isn't filled. [NY1]

- Touching photos: Russians in Brooklyn celebrate 70th anniversary of WWII victory. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- The Flanagan Effect: What the new Senate leader means for the De Blasio agenda. [Gotham Gazette]

- “Once the bears started approaching, the tourists worsened the situation by running and screaming."[Slate]

- Finally -- nutrient patties that will free you from thinking about food. [Vice]

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