Brooklyn’s Week (Flag Flaps, Protests, BK Odors….)

August 9-15, 2014

German artists stole the BK Bridge flag, and freaked out Brooklyn, in order to convey “the beauty of public space” 
NY Times

BK leads the way in odors from treatment plant and pets
Complex.com

WATCH: Hysterical rap video mocks/celebrates BK foodies
Brooklyn Based

Brooklynites protest Michael  Brown shooting and policy brutality
Daily News

Should citizens videotape cops?
Brooklyn Independent Media

Compelling social media photos of the “hands up” BK protests
The BK Bridge

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DeBlasio gun violence initiative targets Seagate, Coney Island, East Flatbush, Brownsville and E.NY
NYC

Watch: Inside the world of Orthodox Jewish wigs
Crown Heights.Info

Ft Greene residents claim gentrification has led to more renegade dog poops
Daily News

The “Hipster Twister” hits Mccarren Park
Greenpointers

Transit of the Masses

NYPost’s lists stops in Williamsburg and  Ft. Greene as sexiest subway stops in Brooklyn

NY Post

NYPD 2-week crackdown on bikers irks, well, bikers
Brokelyn

 

BK Passings

Lauren BacallLauren Bacall (formerly Betty Joan Perske). Bacall’s husky voice was “to correct her nasal Brooklyn accent”
Tablet

 

Irving Schachter 1.jpgIrving Schacter, 75.  The long-time, much-beloved Brooklyn Tech High School physics teacher was run over by a cyclist while jogging in Central Park.  More

 

william-johnson-obituaryWilliam Henry Johnson, 71.  December 13, 1943 – August 6, 2014. Funeral at Piro Funeral home

 

In Brooklyn’s Nature

City’s waters full of whales and sharks
NYPost

BK beaches off limits, and then on 
Brooklyn Eagle

Kids park may have been sprayed with cancer causing pesticide
Bensonhurst Bean

BK Beekepers give half million Russian honey bees to Harlem housing facility
Brooklyn Grange Farm (with video)

Why the lights didn’t go out at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during Hurricane Sandy

Gotham Gazette

What plants grow best in apartments?
DNA Info

 

Bad Brooklynites

BK Realtors busted for not renting to people on aid
Daily News

The SunsetPark school that scammed immigrants must now pay them back
Daily News

Park Slope senior center employees arrested following long investigation
Daily News

Man charged with rubbing women’s feet and then stealing their shoes
Ditmas Park Corner

Man accused of disrupting Ramadan at Bay Ridge mosque
NY Post

Man busted for scamming Jazz great out of $500K
NY Post

 

Good Brooklynites

UPS driver delivers packages and a love match in Crown Heights
“I made a delivery at the house of Zevy Goldin and I said to his mom, ‘Would Zevy like to get married? I have a nice girl for him.'”
News 12

Brownsville young men grapped with incarcerations through new mural
DNA Info

Two years later, with a lot of help, Sandy victim moves back home
Gowanus Lounge

BP Adams honors life-saving heroes
McBrooklyn

 

Politics & Government

BK is now driving AWAY tech businesses!
Technical.ly

Gillibrand bill attempts to aid BK tech 
Brooklyn Paper

Dems launch TV ad on Grimm for being, well, indicted
NY State of Politics

Someone Who Hates Obama is Defacing Brooklyn Heights Area Mailboxes
Brooklyn Heights Blog

3 BK Reps ask Justice Department to probe Eric Garner’s death
NY1

BK Captured

The caption for this Instagram, posted on August 14, “if you love something, you’ll find a way!”

More truly amazing and evocative images from one day in Brooklyn here on TheBKBridge.com.

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Sports

The Nets schedule revealed
The Brooklyn Game

Pundits skeptical about Nets chances
The Brooklyn Game

Jason Collins, trailblazing player, likely to retire
The Brooklyn Game

Is Joe Johnson Hall of Fame bound?
The Brooklyn Game

Six Cyclones make All Star team
Brooklyn Eagle

The low-down on BK boxing from expert Doc Stanley

Brooklyn Independent Media

 

Things to Do

Parrot safari September 6
Brooklyn Parrots

BK comedy festival
Brooklyn Magazine

The jog-and-party “Electric Run” hits Floyd Bennet in September
Free Williamsburg

BK breweries and distilleries you can tour 
Brooklyn Magazine

The Best new Brooklyn boutiques 
The L Magazine

Greenpoint’s expo center to host antiques and books fair
Brooklyn Magazine

Spike Lee celebrates Michael Jackson’s birthday in Bed-Stuy
Brooklyn Magazine

Events calendars:

Explore BK
Brooklyn Paper
Brooklyn Based 

 

Food

Biodynamic wines come to Bushwick
DNA Info

Brooklyn’s Newest Coffee Roaster Starts with the Farm
Edible Brooklyn

Moe’s Doughs brings the croissant donut to Greenpoint 
Greenpointers

History

The “slave-based capitalists faced off against a hotbed of anti-slavery sentiment” in Williamsburg and Greeenpoint
Journey Through NYC Religion

New doc revisits Carnarsie’s heyday
Brooklyn Daily

Electrifying the LIRR in Altantic yards, 1905
Brooklyn Historical Society

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