Brooklyn Today March 6: Scrap MTA and Rethink BQE, Corey Johnson Says

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The Rundown

SPEAKER COREY JOHNSON MAKES SWEEPING CALL TO SCRAP MTA, RETHINK BQE

Not only does Speaker Corey Johnson want NYC to scrap the MTA and take over mass transit, he also wants DOT to rethink the massive BQE reconstruction.

CITY TO FINANCE MODULAR DEVELOPMENT IN EAST NEW YORK

A proposed167-apartment development in East New York is one of the first projects using modular construction that the city has chosen to finance.

NANOTRONICS SEEKS CITY APPROVAL FOR NAVY YARD RENOVATION

The tech manufacturer is expanding its presence at the Brooklyn Navy Yard by turning Civil War-era Building 20 into a modern factory, but the design needs approval from the city.

FIVE FAVORITE SIGHTS IN CROWN HEIGHTS SOUTH

We took a walking tour of mansion-lined Doctor’s Row, aka President Street in Crown Heights South, where Brooklyn’s best surgeons used to live.

OPINION: OVERDEVELOPMENT IS TRASHING OUR STREETS

Rampant vertical development has reached ground level in the form of too much trash, but “on the upside,” Andrew Cotto writes, “if I ever leave the house to walk the dog without a pick-up bag, I just grab one from the street.”

More Brooklyn News

Developers keep building apartments in Downtown Brooklyn, and people just keep on moving in. (New York Post)

Here are the nine best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the borough. (Brooklyn Paper)

The Gentleman’s Factory, a male-only workspace geared toward men of color, opened one year ago in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens(Bklyner)

Diane from Brooklyn had a few choice words about Monday’s “snow storm.” (PIX11)

Staff Picks

READ:

“How David Pecker Built His Tabloid Empire AMI on Fear” (The Daily Beast)

EAT:

Here are the 22 best sit-down pizzerias in New York City, including 10 in Brooklyn. (Eater)

LAUGH:

Donald Trump’s SAT scores are placed in a super safe location(The New Yorker)

TRAVEL:

From an electric fan to noise-canceling headphones, here are the five things Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess can’t travel without. (NYT)

⌛ ON THIS DAY:

In 1940, the Eagle reported, “The Three Stooges, screen and stage comedians, will begin a personal appearance engagement on the stage of the Flatbush Theater for a week beginning tomorrow.”

📔 IMPRINT:

Actress Emilia Clarke, aka Khaleesi from “Game of Thrones,” graces the March cover of Entertainment Weekly.

👑 ROYAL WATCH:

Just in time for Women’s History Month, here are nine reasons females rule the royal family. (E! News)

🏀 SPORTS:

“Atkinson adjustment pays dividends for Nets”