Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Links

The literary panels at Brooklyn's Central Library (Brooklynology)
Marty takes a trip to Cup and Saucer (Tripping with Marty)
Remembering the Holiday Cocktail Lounge (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
Wild Red-Tailed Sex at Judson Memorial Church (Roger_Paw)
Last holdout of the Coney Island Eight sells building to Zamperla (Bensonhurst Bean)
Plans for a three mile gasline through Brooklyn, Queens & Jamaica Bay (Sheepshead Bites)

And finally, for a link to something farther afield, today's Guardian reports that an upcoming Siberian tiny toy protest, a follow-up to last month's demonstration, has been banned by Russian authorities:

There hadn't been many – indeed any – rallies like it before in Russia. Last month saw dozens of toys, from teddy bears to Lego figurines standing out in the snow of a Siberian city with banners complaining about corruption and electoral malpractice.
At the time, Russian authorities in Barnaul declared the protest "an unsanctioned public event".
Now a petition to hold another protest featuring 100 Kinder Surprise toys, 100 Lego people, 20 model soldiers, 15 soft toys and 10 toy cars has been rejected because the toys have been deemed not to be "citizens of Russia".
"As you understand, toys, especially imported toys, are not only not citizens of Russia but they are not even people," Andrei Lyapunov, a spokesman for Barnaul, told local media.

Photograph: Sergey Teplyakov/Vkontakte

Anyone up for a tiny toy protest here?

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