Dobro Culture Brings In the Bucks; Yuletide Ball Folks Get Robin Hood Award; and More Brooklyn Briefs


- Downtown Brooklyn cultural institutions drew more than 4.5 million visitors and generated more than $300 million in economic activity last year, according to a report to be released Thursday by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. [WSJ]

- The people who produce the glittery, old-school Yuletide Ball in Brooklyn Heights just got the 2014 Hero award from the Robin Hood Foundation. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- De Blasio was late to Flight 587 service. Blamed the fog. [NY True]

- The mysterious owners of Nets.com have long trolled Brooklyn Nets fans, but nobody knew who actually owned the domain ... until now. [NY Magazine]

- Now there's an app for people who don't want to wait in line for coffee . . . [Gothamist]

- A 13-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after he was struck by a car in Coney Island on Wednesday. [NY1]


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