Free MetroCards; Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62; Brooklyn Boy Mauled by Pit Bull
- Free MetroCards at Prospect Park and the Red Hook Park baseball fields today! Free shitty single rides, that is. Call me when someone will pay for my monthly unlimited. Oh, and a bunch of subway lines will be all messed up this weekend. [Gothamist]
- Spoken-word artist, poet, and musician Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday in New York at age 62. [E!]
- A four-year-old boy was mauled to death last night by a pit bull in his Brooklyn apartment. The dog bit Jayelin Graham in the head and neck and he died at the hospital. Neighbors said the family's apartment housed two pit bulls, a German shepherd, a parrot, and a snake. There used to be a rabbit but one of the dogs ate it. One neighbor told the Daily News that "The whole block is scared of that dog." [NYDN]
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