Emergency workers responded to a call for help just after 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
MTV assured DNAinfo the flier was not theirs.
MTV denied it made the posters, which mix Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman sketches and Kanye lyrics.
The Barclays Center temporarily removed bike parking spots to clear the way for the awards show.
NU Hotel will screen the music video awards along with a music-inspired gallery opening.
Residents near the Barclays Center say MTV should meet with the community and donate to local groups.
MTV wants to turn Dean Street into a red carpet arrival zone for celebs, locals say.
Fans are calling the reality show "inspirational" and asking MTV to return for another trip uptown.
The MTV Video Music Awards will be the first major awards show hosted in Brooklyn, officials say.
Cast member Jonathan Perez said the MTV show doesn't disrepect the neighborhood.
Reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino cuddles with kittens shirtless in the ad.
New data supports Mayor Bloomberg's claim that Hudson Square is becoming a creative capital.
Obama administration officials will join hundreds of local parents, teachers and students Saturday to address the bullying of Asian American, Pacific Islander and Muslim American students.
A Craigslist ad, confirmed as authentic by a spokeswoman for the producers of the "Real World", called for an Occupy Wall Street participant to join next season's "Real World" cast.
Actor Ryan Gosling said he's "embarrassed" about intervening in a street fight caught on tape in Astor Place.
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