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Brooklyn Today: Aug. 2, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 215th day of the year. On this day in 1901, a man, his son and his daughter were killed during a fire in a brownstone at 370 Gold St.  Firemen were reportedly not able to get in. “Coroner” (no last name given), blamed the misfortune on the fact that the house was a “firetrap” without any fire escapes. The city administration vowed to search for other old firetraps and bring them up to code.

Well-known people who were born today include writer-director Wes Craven (“Nightmare on Elm Street”), actor Peter O’Toole (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Beckett”), actress Mary-Louise Parker (“Fried Green Tomatoes”) and actress Joanna Cassidy (“Buffalo Bill).

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Today at 8 p.m., enjoy “Irish Heritage Night” at MCU Park when the Cyclones take on the Connecticut Tigers. The first 3,000 fans will receive an Irish jersey. ... Today will be the latest First Thursday Gallery Walk in DUMBO. Today’s gallery walk is Klompching’s FRESH, which selects notable artworks from new photographers. Round out your evening with dinner and drinks under the Archway from Brooklyn Flea favorites. You can also try out your putting skills at the Brooklyn Bridge miniature golf hole.

August 2, 2012 - 11:30am


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