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Morning Brief: August 28

by Jeff Coltin
Queens College

Queens College, Edwin Land, flickr

Today’s the first day back to school from summer break for hundreds of thousands of CUNY students.  The City University of New York system includes 24 schools and is the third biggest higher-ed system in the nation after SUNY and the UC system.  Maybe the next Jonas Salk or Jerry Seinfeld is starting today—all CUNY grads.

Brooklyn's Edible Celebrity

by Rebecca Lewis
Mr. Potato Head

Sam Howzit, Flickr

When Brooklynite George Lerner came up with the idea for Mr. Potato Head, he took playing with your food to a whole new level. His idea was to have kids put plastic eyes, feet and other body parts on real fruits and vegetables. Making dolls out of vegetables was something he did as a child.

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