Brooklyn Today May 31: O Whitman! Our Whitman!
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THE LEDE: Happy 198th birthday to iconic poet and former Eagle editor Walt Whitman! In today’s briefing, read all about the man who penned the timeless “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.” Then, after a dry spell, the mermaids are officially returning to Coney Island, and the effects of the impending 15-month L train shutdown will have farther-reaching effects for the borough than anticipated…and the same can be said for Trump’s crackdown on crime. Then, Red Hook has a new working class hero, and the NYPD solicits the public’s help after a Brooklyn Heights jewelry store robbery. Finally, ICYMI, the old Brooklyn Paramount Theatre gets a major makeover, and the selfie snappers are flocking to a new DUMBO location. Eat a slice of cake for Walt today!
IMPRINT: We all want cookies, thanks to the cover of The Gourmand from the UK.