Monday, April 25, 2016

VIDEO: Springstein Plays 'Purple Rain' at Barclays, and More Brooklyn Briefs

- Brooklyn drug kingpin gets 3 life terms in Colorado's Supermax prison. [Daily News]

- VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen opened his 'River Tour' date at Barclays on Saturday night by playing "Purple Rain" in honor of Prince. [Gothamist]

- Sure, Bill: Mayor de Blasio says that allegations of illegal fundraising are "politically motivated." [ABC]  (And two community activists called on him to step down Sunday. [NY Post])

- Some highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. [BHB]

- Talib Kweli and others toast late rapper PH at Park Slope street renaming. [Billboard]

- NYS Health Department awards $500G grant to examine health care improvements in central and northeastern Brooklyn. [Daily News]

- Ted Cruz and John Kasich have teamed up to stop Trump. Trumps calls it "desperation." [Politico]
(Says Elon Green on Twitter: "would be great if Cruz double-crossed Kasich. There's gotta be at least an outside chance of this happening.")

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