Friday, November 13, 2009
-Mayor Bloomberg regrets his decision to invite to City Hall a Brooklyn Imam that was linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
-ACORN, the anti-poverty advocacy group that came under fire for alleged employee misconduct, filed suit in U.S District Court in Brooklyn on Thursday to question Congress’ decision to stop funding the organization.
-The Times has some interesting insights as to why the two Bear Sterns hedge fund managers on trial in Brooklyn last Tuesday were let off the hook. “The entire market crashed,” one juror explained. “You can’t blame that on two people.”
-Police seized eight mason jars of “liquid marijuana,” from the home of an alleged drug dealer in Bensonhurst. This is the first time Brooklyn police have encountered the greenish-brown concoction.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
-The city will pay $95.6 million for seven acres of Coney Island land to jump-start development there.
-Speaking of Brooklyn development: there are more stalled construction projects in the borough than in any other. What are the chances that the Coney development peters out half-built?
-Brooklyn’s oldest gay bar may be forced to close.
-A Brooklyn teen’s Facebook post—he said he was craving pancakes—helped him prove to police that he was in Harlem, not Brooklyn, when a mugging took place, thus keeping him from jail.
-Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted two women in Crown Heights and Canarsie.