Brooklyn Today: July 6, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 188th day of the year. The issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for July 6, 1901, contained a series of ads for Abraham & Straus (now Macy’s on Fulton Street). Among other things, they advertised men’s suits for $16, women’s oxfords for $1.99, women’s bathing suits for $3.75 and children’s dresses for 98 cents.

Well-known people who were born today include actor Ned Beatty, former President George W. Bush, the Dalai Lama, former First Lady Nancy Reagan and actor Sylvester Stallone.

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Several ongoing art exhibits are scheduled. The Brooklyn Museum is hosting a show on Keith Haring, one of the first artists to use graffiti in his artwork. The Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza is showing “Drawn from My Father’s Adventures” by Brooklyn-based illustrator Sophie Blackall, made up of drawings based on the stories her father told her as a child. The Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery at 11 Front St. in DUMBO is showing “Funny Ha Ha,” a group show exploring different approaches to using humor in art.

July 6, 2012 - 12:29am



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