The first bit of news to forward is that LibraryThing's user tagging system has been the subject of academic study. Further information can be found here.
The Gowanus Lounge has reported the following:
* Item 1: The Great Umbrella Experiment, in which Park Slope stores offer loaner umberellas to those caught without (these are bright yellow umbrellas with a "Buy in Brooklyn" logo) appears to be succeding. They're being borrowed and, perhaps surprisingly to those among us inclined towards cynicism, the umbrellas are being returned.
* Item 2 (public service announcement): If you live in Fort Greene or Park Slope and have electronics to get rid of, there are upcoming days to have them recycled.
* Item 3: I would highly recommend checking out the beautiful photo of Greenwood Cemetary linked to at left.