The Low-Down: Tiny Redwood Forest, Fishy Mayoral Staffers, Lady Gaga In Red Hook, And More

The Low-Down: Tiny Redwood Forest, Fishy Mayoral Staffers, Lady Gaga In Red Hook, And More
Photo via Facebook/Southern Brooklyn Scrapbook.
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The Low-Down is our new round-up of stories in our neck of the woods as well as other curiosities all over the city.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson to take time off to battle cancer. [DNA Info]

An art installation in Downtown Brooklyn features a tiny version of the Redwood Forest. [Gothamist]

A deaf, mute Orthodox was raped early this morning in Crown Heights while celebrating Rosh Hashanah. [Daily News]

Mayor Bill de Blasio stocked up on campaign staffers on the taxpayer’s dollar. [New York Post]

Lady Gaga promotes her mini diver bar tour at Sunny’s in Red Hook. [DNA Info]

Dealers unite against rare book thieves. [New York Times]

The intrinsic value in neighborhoods that are targeted for gentrification. [City Limits]

What happens when police take urine samples by force. [The Marshall Project]

The risks of not letting your kids walk to school. [StreetsBlog]

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