The Daily News performed its 2008 post mortem yesterday, with MTV's Real World and Ikea topping the list of notable moments of the year. Ink-worthy scandals included a Virginian winning Miss Brooklyn, judges abuses parking privileges and Jamie Markowitz pinching some place mats from the Takashi Murakami opening at the Brooklyn Museum. Meanwhile, Coney Island's Astroland was shuttered and Atlantic Yards, after a period of demolition, went into suspended animation. From where we sit, 2008 will also be remembered as the year that residential developers really put their mark on the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the year that the wheels really started to turn on Brooklyn Bridge Park. Other big developments in 2008?
Brooklyn Saw scandal, MTV Fame & Weirdness in 2008 [NY Daily News]
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