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Brooklyn Today for Oct. 12, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 286th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 12, 1902, reported that Bernard Duffy of Greenpoint sued the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company, one of several trolley companies in the borough, for assault. Apparently, Duffy changed from one streetcar to another near St. Marks Place in Park Slope. He told the conductor he had a transfer, but the conductor refused to take it. When he protested, the conductor and another man who identified himself as an inspector started beating him.

Well-known people who were born today include singer Susan Anton, actor Carlos Bernard, comedian Dick Gregory, actor Hugh Jackman, sportscaster and former baseball player Tony Kubek, and Jean Nidetch, the Brooklyn-born founder of Weight Watchers.

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Two Brooklyn teens will be among the finalists this Saturday at an event at Lincoln Center to honor the top five finalist teen filmmakers from around the nation who produced three-minute micro-movies on their smartphones. One is “Poke Butt” by Sam Griffith, about the attempts of a child to do just that to his older siblings. The second is “Me” by Sadie Somoroff, in which she uses drawings made on yellow looseleaf paper to tell a story. ... In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brooklyn Music School at 126 St. Felix St., Crown Heights, will host its third annual cultural celebration of dance, music, food and crafts from Latin American and Caribbean nations in a street fair tomorrow, beginning at 11 a.m. The event features live performances as well as food and arts and crafts. ... Tomorrow and Sunday, the Coney Island Performance Festival will take place with two evenings of poetry, prose and more.

October 12, 2012 - 1:00am


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