Bubonic plague in PLG, Bud’s attack on our beer, progressive confusion on housing

February 1-8, 2015

 

MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS:  Scientists identify creepy range of bacteria at each subway stop [WSJ]

THE KING AND QUEEN OF BROOKLYN ABDICATE: Jay Z and Beyonce head to LA [The Brooklyn Game]

BUDWEISER’S WAR ON BROOKLYN: Did Bud use Super Bowl ad to attack BK craft beer? [Brokelyn]

DEBLASIO’S HOUSING RIDDLE: Progressives support affordable housing but oppose building it [Truth Out]
“We don’t need or want more people. We don’t need the creation of affordable housing.”

REP YOUR NETS: Even when the team struggles, BK fans step up [The Brooklyn Game]

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Challenges of City Life

94,000 take exam to be sanitation workers, for 500 slots [Gotham Gazette]

Park Slope man struck in head by flying manhole cover [NYTimes]

Green cabs skip East New York and Red Hook [DNA Info]

Locals angry, worried and conspiratorial about noxious fumes from massive Williamsburg warehouse fire [Greenpointers]

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BK Pride

Delightfully grumpy/profane Park Slope blog, F*d in Park Slop, calls it quits [DNA Info]

The geeky women helping to fuel Brooklyn’s burlesque revival [BKLYNR]

Humans of NY founder raises $1 Million for Brownsville school [Gowanus Lounge]

 

Quotes of the Week

“We often drink just because all our friends are already drunk.”
–Katarina Hybenova [Bushwick Daily]

“We’ve been told: sorry—there’s nothing you can do about that. You can either have a safe and clean neighborhood—or you can have one you can afford. Not both. Well, as my grandmother might say, that’s ‘una cavolata!’
–Mayor Bill DeBlasio [Gothamist]

 “The volume of toxic air emissions is substantial. That is not safe air to breathe.”
–Michael Heimbinder, about the Williamsburg warehouse fire

“Brooklyn is the most diverse community in the U.S…This image of America’s urban future, this is the right image for Democrats to project.” [WSJ]
–Karen Brooks Hopkins of BAM on why the Dems should hold their convention here

 

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Food and Cocktails

The 10 best comfort foods in Brooklyn [BK Mag]

Why Brooklyn doesn’t have its own Cocktail, like the Manhattan [Edible Brooklyn]

 

BK Nets Dominate Manhattan Knicks

BK Nets defeat Knicks for 3rd time, winning the Battle of the Boroughs 2015 [The Brooklyn Game]

Why have the Nets suddenly improved??? [The Brooklyn Game]

New York’s best pinball players will battle it out in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Daily]

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History

How Eleanor Roosevelt helped kill construction of a Brooklyn-Battery Bridge [Brooklyn Historical Society]

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