Tuesday, February 23, 2016

BAM Park Toxic? Landmarks Looks at Green-Wood, and More Brooklyn Briefs

Is this Brooklyn criminal defense attorney the real-life Better Call Saul? [Vice]

- Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson is moving to vacate the second-degree manslaughter conviction of Vanessa Gathers, convicted in 1998. [Pix11]

- The scene at the wake for 'Big Ang' Raiola in Bensonhurst. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Nicole Byrdson has written an in-depth look at gentrification in Bushwick, as personified by artists with galleries "named for themselves in a neighborhood they recently came to inhabit." [Brooklyn The Borough]

- Neighbors: What’s under the ground at BAM Park? (Hint:It's toxic.) [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Tesla Motors’ very first showroom in Brooklyn will open in Red Hook, at the former Golten Marine Terminal. [Curbed]

- Study: Some creams, shampoos, after-shaves and toothpastes made by groups such as L'Oreal and Procter & Gamble, may contain potentially harmful substances. [Reuters]

- Landmarks Preservation Commission will decide the fate of seven Brooklyn historic sites on Tuesday -- including Green-Wood Cemetery, Lady Moody's House and others. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- 100 reasons everyone should live in Brooklyn. Reason #4: Because if you don’t live here for at least a little while, how will you ever write your own “Goodbye to All That” essay? [Brooklyn Magazine]

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