Seen from the Stoop: Bear Alert

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photo via the Village Voice

The New York Comptroller’s office just announced that 36% of Brooklynites are paying “unaffordable” rent, confirming what 36% of us already knew. For those prices, you’d think the borough could address Park Slope’s psychologically unbalanced wildlife problem, but the Village Voice reports that Bi-Polar Bears are on the loose — last known whereabouts: Mission Dolores. To combat the invasion, the MTA’s taken up a controversial campaign to remove garbage cans from subway stations, says the Brooklyn Paper.

Meanwhile, Park Slope glassblower and neon luminary David Ablon talked to Animal from Brooklyn Glass, where he’s taking refuge until the situation outside is under control. Other neighbors are turning to religion — Patch says the Fourth Mission Literary series will soon gather to discuss “Why Be a Christian?” Still others are finding solace in philosophy. Consider this: if a tree falls on Union Street and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound?

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