Monday, June 22, 2015

Sen. Sampson's Trial Begins Monday; Brooklyn Bridge Park Affordable Housing; and More Brooklyn Briefs

- The trial of New York state Sen. John Sampson is set to begin Monday with jury selection in Brooklyn federal court. [WSJ]

- Empire State Dev. meeting Monday to consider affordable housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Brooklyn man slashes car with machete while driving in Holland Tunnel. [amNY]

- NYC Dept. of Homeless Services is trying to force Brooklyn’s Porter Shelter, run by the Doe Fund, to take in three dozen sex offenders -- in what the Post calls a "perv dump." [NY Post]

- Junior's -- Brooklyn's third generation of famed cheesecake bakers -- has moved its main baking operations to Burlington City, NJ. []

- She was born before there was a Brooklyn College, and has seen 20 different presidents sworn into office. The world's oldest confirmed person lives in Brooklyn. [Inquisitr]

- Philip Barry, AKA "Brooklyn's Bernie Madoff," was convicted for securities fraud, but his 800 victims received zilch. Now 30 of them have now filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme Court against allegedly complicit banks. [RecordOnline]

- Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the death of a Brooklyn woman who was found unconscious in her apartment Saturday. [NBC]

- Two NYPD detectives killed in their patrol car in December were honored Saturday in two ceremonies in Brooklyn. [NY1]

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