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Venti Pimpin’: Brooklyn Heights Starbucks Employees Sport Nets Apparel

December 3, 2012

Gothamist reports today that employees of some Brooklyn Starbucks stores, including the Montague Street branch, are being asked to wear Brooklyn Nets hats to promote the team who are now playing at the controversial Barclays Center:

Gothamist: One employee at the Montague Street outpost told us the Nets advertising “started a couple of months ago when the stadium opened up,” and that wearing them is “required because the boss paid a lot of money for them. [Employees] don’t like them much because they’re big and constantly fall, but we have to [wear them] regardless.” However, a barista in DUMBO told us that they are not required, adding, “I don’t even follow sports, I just like the hat.” At press time, we hear they are keeping the mermaid logo at Starbucks, but are we that far away from it being replaced by the terrifying Brooklyn Knight?

Photo via Gothamist

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Trees Down On Poplar Street

October 30, 2012

We’ve received reports of downed trees all along Poplar Street from C.F.:

Basically every tree behind 55 poplar lining the garden and behind the parking lot is down, one has fallen on a VW, smashed windshield in one corner.  Tree from behind 55 poplar fence fell over onto hicks street partially obstructing the street.  Also on far corner – hicks and service road of bqe – partially fallen tree.  It’s like the end of the world.  The ground is completely covered with leaves and debris.  Things flying all over.  Sirens blaring in the distance. It’s crazy.

Photos of the downed trees:

tree down on hicks by BQE
downed tree, hicks and poplar
tree down, hicks by bqe


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