Brooklyn Today: August 10, 2012
Good morning. Today is the 223rd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 10, 1901, tells us that the Bush Construction Company was in the process of buying up land on the Sunset Park Waterfront between 41st and 51st streets. That land later became the Bush Terminal industrial development.
Well-known people who were born today include flautist/singer Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Brooklyn-born boxer Riddick Bowe, actress Angie Harmon (“Law & Order”) and fashion designer Betsy Johnson.
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Tomorrow is History Day at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park in Coney Island. From 1–6 p.m., if you show up in 1920s clothing, you get a free ride on the Wonder Wheel. You can also listen to the music of the Banjo Rascals, Benjamin Ickies and the Coney Island Screamers and the Hungry March Band. In addition, you can take part in the Coney Island History Project. … On Sunday, join the Cyclones for Jewish Heritage Night at MC Park. The first 3,000 fans will receive blue bat. The Cyclones will be playing the Vermont Lake Monsters. … Also Sunday, there will be a free health clinic for dogs at Animal Care and Control, 2336 Linden Blvd., East New York. The clinic, co-sponsored by Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals, will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dogs will receive free vaccinations, identification tags and microchips.