Brooklyn Today: June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning. Today is the 180th day of the year. In the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 28, 1902, a small item noted that President Theodore Roosevelt’s boat, the Dolphin, arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for repairs. Soon, according to the Eagle, Roosevelt would switch to a new yacht, the Mayflower, which was then resting nearby in the Wallabout Basin.

Well-known people who were born today include Brooklyn-born actor-director Mel Brooks (“Blazing Saddles,” “The Producers”), baseball manager Don Baylor, U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and Brooklyn-born actress Danielle Brisebois (“All in the Family,” “Knots Landing”).

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Today at 1 p.m. at Borough Hall, Borough President Marty Markowitz will kick off his Camp Brooklyn program, which offers young campers two weeks of fun and hands-on learning at sleep-away camps in the Northeast. Campers will receive a Camp Brooklyn backpack and T-shirt. … Today at 6 p.m., the Landmarks/Land Use Committee of Community Board 6 will meet at Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks St. The agenda will include a rooftop addition to a building at 854 Union St., the renovation of the storefront at 232 Court St., and the construction of several new townhouses on Congress Street. … Students from four Coney Island-area public schools will present robotics demonstrations from 1 to 6 p.m. on the Coney Island boardwalk from West 10th to West 12th streets. Included in the festivities are a “Beat the Robot” basketball tournament and an underwater robotics display.

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