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Brooklyn Today April 13: The Life-Changing Magic of Organizing Millions of Books, and more

April 13, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Hello, Brooklyn! In today’s briefing, Coney Island and Staten Island feel snubbed by the city’s expanded ferry service plans, and Brooklyn sweeps the Pulitzers…Plus, dive into the inner-workings of the Brooklyn Public Library, and read how three Brooklyn designers are proposing analternative to Trump’s border wall. Also, if you feel like you’re bad with money, find solace in the fact that Anthony Bourdain once was too, and enjoy a list of “10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had.” We’ll see you again on Friday!
IMPRINT: The New Yorker hangs its dirty laundry for everyone to see.
The Rundown
~NYPD BEEFS UP SECURITY: In the wake of deadly bombings at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt last weekend that left at least 44 people dead and more than 100 others injured, Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Chief of PatrolTerence Monahan announced punched up security measures at synagogues and churches across the city for Passover and Holy Week observances. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle) 
~“THE FINAL STRAW”?: Journalists at local news organizations DNAinfoand Gothamist will unionize, despite uncertainty surrounding DNAinfo’s recent purchase of Gothamist, as well as significant layoffs (think ⅓) to DNAinfo’s editorial staff in February. Even more uncertainty lies ahead, as aleaked email from DNAinfo management suggests that unionization may be “the final straw” for the financially struggling site. (via the NYT and the NYDN) 
~DON’T MISS THE BOAT: With expanded ferry service to Rockaway andSouth Brooklyn (among other routes) set to launch in less than a month,Coney Islanders say they feel snubbed by the city. Council Member Mark Treyger is pushing for more transit options for the area…Meanwhile, don’t forget about Staten Island. An online survey shows that Staten Islanders want a ferry connecting their borough with Brooklyn. (via Gothamist and 
~THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF ORGANIZING MILLIONS OF BOOKS:The Brooklyn Public Library manages 4.1 million items and serves 2.6 million people. Brooklyn Magazine takes a deep-dive look into how the BPL ship stays afloat…and organized. (via Brooklyn Magazine) 
~AND THE PULITZER GOES TO…BROOKLYN: Brooklynites swept the Pulitzer awards (again) this year. Among others, Boerum Hill resident Lynn Nottage scooped the prize for her latest play, called “Sweat,” while Fort Greene author Colson Whitehead clinched the award for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says, “Any sentence about exemplary literature in America has to begin with Brooklyn.” (via Brooklyn Paper) 
~BORDER WALL? SCRATCH THAT. MAKE IT A BORDER PARK: That’s the idea three Brooklyn-based designers proposed for an international design competition called Building the Border Wall. Their design for the international border park would run the 1,900 miles of border land. It nabbed second place in the competition. POTUS has yet to respond to the proposal.(via Men’s Journal) 
~PHOTO OF THE DAY: Today is the 55th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s“Silent Spring,” and spring is upon us 
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Staff Picks:
READ: “10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had.” And no, schadenfreude is not on the list. (via NY Mag)  
READ MORE: For a very long time, Anthony Bourdain was very bad with money(via Wealthsimple) 
READ STILL MORE: A rare instance when poetry enters the courtroom.(via the NY Review of Books)  
QUICK LOOK: Pepsi’s and Kendall Jenner’s “protest” commercial spawnsmemes galore(via Hyperallergic)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: A report by environmental group American Riverswarns that the Colorado River is the most endangered river in the country…North Carolina inches away from solitary confinement policies…and James Baldwin’s papers have landed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, buy many of his letters will remain off limits for another 20 years. (via the WSJ, the Charlotte Observer and the NYT)
FOREIGN FLASH: Protesters in South Africa call for President Jacob Zuma tostep downa 49-year-old woman dies of a heart attack in Italy’s grape fields, and labor experts blame the country’s “elaborate system of modern-day slavery”…satellite images suggest that North Korea may be prepping to test a hydrogen bomb, its sixth test in a decade…and scientists in Oman are drilling in the hills of the country in search of a cheap way to remove CO2from the air and oceans. (via the WSJ, the NYT and the AP)

 ROYAL WATCH: Queen Elizabeth sent a bunch of elephants into a tizzy with a bunch of bananas. (via Reuters)
1:00pm – Family Movie: Finding Dory at Cortelyou Library. Details.
6:15pm – Nietzsche 12/13 with Hélène Cixous at Columbia University. Details.
6:30pm – An Evening with Eric Foner at the New York Historical Society.Details.
6:30pm – Dialogue and Discourse: Walter Benjamin at The Jewish Museum.Details. 
6:30pm – Is the Dictionary Dead? (The Past, Present, and Future of Defining English) at New York Public Library — Mid-Manhattan Library. Details.
6:30pm – ChinaFile Presents: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao at Asia Society and Museum. Details.
6:30pm – Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen and Siri Hustvedt at Brooklyn Historical Society. Details.
7:00pm – Book Launch: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America at PowerHouse Arena. Details.
8:00pm – Mary Gaitskill: First Reads at 92nd Street Y. Details.
11:30pm – DJ Questlove Presents: Bowl Train at Brooklyn Bowl. Details.
12:20am – American Pop at Nitehawk Cinema. Details.     

 ON THE PITCH: A soccer match in Wales was interrupted by an unusual pair of streakers. Take a look for yourself…  (via @WalesAwayDays)

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