Monday, August 17, 2015

Body Found Floating Off Brooklyn Bridge Park; New LoftOpera; and More Brooklyn Briefs

Atlantic Tinsmith, Sunset Park, 3rd Ave. by MK Metz
 - The body of a 22-year-old man was found floating in the water next to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday. [CBS]

- Brokers and developers eying empty and underused space on the floors above shops in Downtown Brooklyn. [WSJ]

- Looking at Brooklyn’s new loud, crowded and awesome LoftOpera in Bushwick. [Brooklyn Magazine]

- A young boy died in a riptide at Jacob Riis Park on Saturday;  two people were saved from drowning in waters off of Brooklyn and Staten Island on Sunday. [Daily News]

- Brooklyn author Anastasia Higginbotham gets plaudits for her children's book “Divorce Is The Worst,” which shows divorce from a child's point of view. [Observer-Reporter]

- A Brooklyn nursing aide was charged with endangering a dementia patient after she was caught on camera physically abusing the man during a bath. [Daily News]

- Authorities seized a "Minion fart blaster" from a toddler trying to board a plane in Dublin. Officials say the toy that makes noises and emits a banana-like scent was deemed a security threat. [ABC7]

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