Brooklyn Today for December 12

December 12, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning. Today is the 346th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that New York City Bridge Commissioner Gustav Lindenthal recommended a change for “Bridge Number 3,” which later became known as the Manhattan Bridge (Bridge Number 2 was the Williamsburg Bridge). He wanted to begin the Brooklyn approach to the bridge at Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. Earlier plans called for beginning the approach at the intersection of DeKalb Avenue, Flatbush Avenue and Fleet Street.

Well-known people who were born today include Hall of Fame tennis player Tracy Ann Austin, actress Mayim Bialik (“Blossom,” “The Big Bang Theory”), singer-musician Sheila E., singer Connie Francis (“Stupid Cupid,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Who’s Sorry Now”), Hall of Fame basketball player Bob Pettit and singer Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “Message to Michael”).

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Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz (D-Midwood) will preside over a public hearing today at 10 a.m. to examine programs and services targeting the prevention and treatment of opiod abuse. The hearing will take place in the Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Manhattan.

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