The hottest new thing in Brooklyn is very old

January 4-11, 2015

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The hottest new thing in Brooklyn is very old
Shut for almost four decades, the Kings Theatre opens soon with a bang — Diana  Ross, Gladys Knight, Crosby Stills (and some younger bands) [KensingtonBK]

Brooklyn’s real estate prices rose in 2014… [Brownstoner]
BUT get this: the median price only rose 3.6% in 2014 — because inventory rose 41% Perhaps the drive to produce more housing is taming the BK housing bubble.

Comedy Central’s acclaimed and hilariously raunchy comedy Broad City is rooted in Brooklyn [EW]

Virulent bacterial infection rampages through orthodox communities in Williamsburg and Borough Park [CBS]

Bankrupt BK hospital paid out $16 million in legal and other professional fees [Daily News]

“The myth of gentrification” [Slate]
“No evidence that poor people moved out of gentrifying neighborhoods at a higher than normal rate.”

WHY have the Nets tanked??? [The Brooklyn Game]

Revisiting Peter Lugers and other BK classics [Brooklyn Based]

Video: Aerial view of Coney Island by drone [Technica.ly]

 

This Week in Civic Outrage

Coney Island residents furious over plan to pave over the boardwalk [A Walk InThePark NYC]

State caves to angry locals on plan for massive parole center in Gowanus [Brooklyn Paper]

Feds intervene to let Coney Island Vet keep dog [Daily News]

Williamsburg residents rebel against nightlife [Gothamist]

Mill Basin hobbyists object to anti-drone legislation [Brooklyn Daily]

De Blasio’s affordable housing plan could destroy 15 community gardens [DNA Info]

BK residents clamor for new city ID [DNA Info]

 

Cultcha

Winter in the Rockaways, from hot yoga to winter surfing [Brokelyn]

BRIC house new lineup: poetry slams, gentrification pow-wow, and improv [BK Reader]

A streaming video service just for BK-made movies [Technical.ly]

Large exhibit on injustice [NY1]

 

Politics

GOP candidate who didn’t prosecute Eric Garner’s killer warns Dems not to mention that [NY Post]

BK Assemblyman Charles Barron criticized for wearing Nehru jacket to legislature [NY Post] catches flak in Assembly over his jacket

Tidal wave of political money tries to influence huge battle over rent regulations [City Limits]

Poll: public disapproves of cops turning their backs on the mayor [Quinnipiac]

Nets

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Nets try to trade former-lynchpin Brook Lopez [The Brooklyn  Game]

On Twitter, the Nets are the 4th most popular team…in Brooklyn [The Brooklyn Game]

Prokhorov puts Nets up for sale [The Brooklyn Game]

Is Barclays inflating its attendance numbers? [Atlantic Yards]

 

De Blasio Impact on BK Schools

Students suspensions down, teachers required to spend 40 minutes more per year with each student’s parents
[DNA Info]

 

BK Celebrities

Hilary Duff on her awesome Brooklyn life [Gawker]

Clinton Hill chef wins Food Network competition [Ft. Greene Focus]

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