Brooklyn Today: August 13, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 226th day of the year. On Aug. 13, 1902, the Eagle reported that NYPD Captain Knipe (no first name given) had started a drive to wipe out “bad hotels” in Coney Island, probably meaning brothels. As an example, he mentioned a place where ladies in “very short skirts” loitered outside, but ran in whenever a cop approached. Knipe said these places shouldn’t even be classified as hotels: “They don’t have the requisite kitchen or dining hall, which are required under the law.”

Well-known people who were born today include opera singer Kathleen Battle, former Cuban president Fidel Castro, high-wire artist Philippe Petit and actor Kevin Tighe.

August 13, 2012 - 12:01am



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