Afternoon Bulletin: Hilary Signs Lease on Brooklyn Digs, Self Driving Cars and More

Brooklyn cool? (Photo: Spencer Platt/ Getty)

Hillary Clinton has reportedly signed the lease on campaign headquarters at One Pierrepont Plaza, Brooklyn Heights–a space touted as “Brooklyn Cool” by the building’s website. According to Politico, Huma Abedin, Ms. Clinton’s Chief of Staff, has been scoping out the neighborhood over the past few weeks.  (Observer)

Following the East Village explosion, Con Edison has revealed reports of gas leaks have shot up by 64 percent. 1,787 calls were made to the Con Ed emergency hotline within the period of six days following the incident. Spokesman Allan Drury said it’s a “good thing” that reports of gas leakages are increasing in number. (New York Post

A car drove itself across the country–from San Francisco to New York City–in nine days. This autonomous Delphi car is the first vehicle to successfully complete the coast-to-coast trip. It drove itself for 99 percent of the time due to safety concerns when driving in highly populated cities. (Business Insider)

Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to the terror threat made by two Queens women, who aspired to emulate ISIS, today. Mr de Blasio asserted that the situation was controlled before any consequences arose and credit should be given to the NYPD for handling the crisis well. Additionally, he rejected the City Council’s proposal to increase the number of NYPD officers by 1000, stating that he plans on resorting to other resources when dealing with terror. (Observer)

Of the $142 billion spending plan announce this week, the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York received $125,000. Their proposal included the importance of competing with other growers across the country. Further funds were granted to the New York Whale and Dolphin Action League, Wine and Grape Foundation, and Cornell University for onion research, beer-making research, among others. (New York Post)

Afternoon Bulletin: Hilary Signs Lease on Brooklyn Digs, Self Driving Cars and More