Dunkin Donuts beats Starbucks; BK New Years Eve events; reflections on police slayings

December 22-28, 2014

 

5 times as many Dunkin’ Donuts as Starbucks in BK [Brokelyn]

  • “Dunkin’ Donuts rules the chain store landscape with an iron fist full of fake Cronuts”
  • 52 new chain stores in Brooklyn in 2014. Full report. [NYC Future]

The 15 biggest stories about the Brooklyn tech world (including Etsy’s decision to plant deeper BK roots) [Technical.ly Brooklyn]

The ultimate guide to Brooklyn New Years Eve shows [Brooklyn Paper]

Video: a boogie-woogie video tour of the Dyker Heights lights [BK Bugle]

Nets 7th in NBA in fan cost but have 3rd most expensive beer [Atlantic Yards Report]

A Brooklyn congressman, Michael Grimm, pleads guilty to federal tax evasion [Brooklyn Eagle]

LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR: A Dyker Heights man sprayed a neighbor with a hose. She responded by throwing dog poop at him. So he choked her. Then her bulldog bit him. He sued. Finally, a judge ruled: the dog behaved appropriately. [NY Post]

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Commentary about the Police Killings, the Second Wave

Last week Guiliani blamed Obama for creating anti-cop environment. This week he called on De Blasio critics to “Stop this stuff with ‘the blood is on his hands.’” [Crown Heights Info]

Protester explains why he’s defying De Blasio’s request to pause protests [City Limits]

911 charity to pay off mortgages of slain police officers [Daily News]

De Blasio was engaging in profiling, too, when he told Dante to be suspicious of cops [Charlotte Observer]

Two blue lines on the parachute jump in Coney Island, in tribute to the two slain police officers [Amuzing the Zillion]

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Quotes of the Week

“I know that being a cop is dangerous but I must do it. If I don’t do it and you don’t do it, then who is going to do it?”
— The explanation given to a friend by Wenjian Liu, one of the slain police officers, on why he chose this profession

 “I tell the kids, there are 766 of you, and there’s two of us.”
–Midwood High School guidance counsellor on why she can’t spend much time with students (in contrast to BK’s private schools)

 

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Food

10 best new local beers of 2014 [BK Mag]

Wheated’s mushroom pizza makes Adam Kuban’s ‘8 Pizzas that haunt my dreams’ list [Serious Eats]

10 old-fashion Italian restaurants in BK [NY Eater]

Why Bay Ridge has the most under-rated food scene [Brooklyn Based]

Brooklyn delivery services [Technical.ly]

 

Change

Brooklyn gets first windmill since 19th century, in Sunset Park [Brooklyn Daily]

Sustainable Brooklyn: Ft. Greene butcher turns meat fat into scented candles [DNA Info]

A 70-story building on Flatbush, and other big BK development announcements of 2014 [The Real Deal]

Re-imagining BK libraries to include after-hours centers, emergency hubs, battery-charging venues and more [Ft. Greene Focus]

Why Greenpoint isn’t exactly the next Williamsburg [Bedford and Bowery]

Longtime Sheepshead Bay diner to become a condo [Crains]

 

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BK Culture

Ft. Greene resident stars as Coretta Scott King in ‘Selma‘ [Ft. Greene Focus]

Best BK art shows of 2014 [The L Magazine]

 

Obits

 

James Gelfand, 62. Park Slope artist. “Every object in his apartment is placed with the symbolic purpose of an Egyptian tomb, though dedicated to the present.” [Psychology Tomorrow Magazine]

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Karen Hagopian, 39. Prospect Heights artist, office manager, fun-loving “cookie-monster” [Make Me Stronger]

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Sports

The big question: should the Nets bench Brook Lopez? [The Brooklyn Game]

Nets win three straight! [The Brooklyn Game]

Video: Mason Plumlee’s BIG night [The Brooklyn Game]

2014 All-Brooklyn high school football team [Brooklyn Eagle]

 

History

Rare photos from 1966 subway [Gizmodo]

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