Monday, November 23, 2009

Winding Down the Clock links

It's naptime. For the rest of the week we're just holding onto the ball and waiting for the clock to run out before Thanksgiving. However, there are some important stories that will be developing over the next few weeks that you don't want to miss. Here are a few of them:

*What is David Yassky going to do next? Well, we still don't know, but now Katherine Jose of the New York Observer is weighing in on his legacy which she believes are waterfront spaces like Bushwick Inlet Park, Transmitter Park and 65 Commercial Street.
I asked if his replacement, newly elected Steve Levin, would continue to push the city for the parks.
"Absolutely," Yassky said.
After a few seconds of silence, Yassky said, "In fact, we should get an actual baton."
He turned to Rami. "Do we have one?"
They didn't, Rami said..

*This is how to write an environmental article. Solid piece from The Times' national desk, just like the waste they're covering. You're going to be hearing a lot more about combined sewer overflows next year, particularly from groups like the Newtown Creek Alliance and El Puente. Mark it. File it. Lock it down.

*Veteran crime reporter Tom Tracy, who is working on a story about 65 guns found on Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, transforms himself to fit inside the mind of a teenage girl in order to understand Twilight.
"It was really tough," says Tom.

*Park Slope restaurants may be violating labor laws. As in delivery boys are earning as low as $2 an hour in some places. Look for a follow-up soon.

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