Brooklyn Today July 5: “Which Brooklyn Neighborhood Has the Most Native New Yorkers?”
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THE LEDE: Good morning, and welcome back! The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest may be done and dusted for 2017, but it’s never too late to meet local big eaters. Ever wondered “which Brooklyn neighborhood has the most native New Yorkers?” The NYU Furman Center and Brokelyn have the answer. Then, the Brooklyn Bowllooks beyond its namesake, and more Citi Bikes are coming to our borough. Enjoy the short week, Brooklyn!
IMPRINT: Can the “lie detector” on the latest cover of Time snoop out a fake magazine cover?
~MAKE WAY FOR NEW YORK’S LOCAL BIG EATERS: Joey Chestnut of California may have emerged the ten-time champion at this year’s annual Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, but several local eaters gave the contest their best shot. Some of their training practices? Eating four to six pounds of salad for lunch every day, hypnosis to stop a pesky gag reflex, eating to the beat of music and free-for-alls at Chinese buffets. (via NBC News and the WSJ)
~“WHICH BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD HAS THE MOST NATIVE NEW YORKERS?”: The answer is Brownsville. How about the fewest? Sunset Park. That’s according to info from the NYU Furman Center, which is collecting data profiles on every NYC neighborhood. And, FYI, “native New Yorker” in this case means someone born in New York state…even though we all know the true definition is someone born in the five boroughs. (via Brokelyn)
~POP-UP POOL MAKES A SPLASH IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: Summer returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park last week with the reopening of the popular Pop-Up Pool, and dozens of kids and parents wasted no time diving right in…But this swimming season almost didn’t happen. After a determined campaign by Brooklyn families and state Sen. Daniel Squadron, the Pop-Up Pool received a one-year extension after its original five year term expired at the end of last summer. After this summer, the pool may once again be at risk of popping-down, as the city hasn’t committed to extending the pool beyond this season. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~HIT-AND-RUN IN BUSHWICK: The slew of cycling deaths and injuries in Brooklyn continues with the hit-and-run death of a cyclist in Bushwickearly Friday morning. The death comes on the heels of a crackdown on cyclists for running stop signs and red lights. (via DNAinfo)
~WHAT’S NEXT FOR BROOKLYN BOWL?: The Williamsburg venue has put on 3,920 shows, had 7,534,652 frames bowled and poured 845,122 pints ofBrooklyn Brewery beer over the years. The NYDN chats with co-owner Charley Ryan about the venue’s origins, the mistakes he made and whereBrooklyn Bowl is heading next (…Nashville?!). (via the NYDN)
~MAP OF THE DAY #1: New Citi Bike stations are coming to Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, and the Dept. of Transportation has released a map of exactly where they’ll be installed. (via DNAinfo)
LONG READ: As far as anyone knows, Dr. Ayaz Virji is the first Muslim ever to live in Dawson, Minnesota. When he first arrived, he said “it felt right.” Then Donald Trump was elected. (via WaPo)
ANOTHER LONG READ: When Iraqi forces kill ISIS fighters, they must decidehow to bury them. (via The Atavist)
MAP OF THE DAY #2: A literary map of America. (via Granta)
OBIT OF THE DAY: R.I.P., classic NYC diner (complete with some pretty stunning food pyramid pics). (via Grub Street)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: Across the country, hundreds of immigrants become U.S. citizens on Independence Day in the time of Trump…In Little Rock, thelargest shooting since the Orlando Pulse nightclub attack rocks the community…A Florida judge says changes to the “Stand Your Ground” lawdon’t pass muster with the state constitution…And here are photos of all kinds of 4th of July celebrations across the country. (via the NYT, WaPo and the WSJ)
FOREIGN FLASH: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law order lives on when the country’s Supreme Court upholds the edict…An all-girls robotics team in Afghanistan builds a ball-sorting robot to compete in an international robotics competition in Washington D.C, until the U.S. denies them their visas…And “archaeologists unearth a 500-year-old tower of skulls–and another gruesome Aztec mystery.” (via the NYT and WaPo)
ROYAL WATCH: Struggling to buy someone a gift? Consider this royal family-themed bingo board. (via Hello Giggles)
11:00am – Summer Reading Storytime at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3.Details.
12:30pm – Alexandra Silber at Bryant Park Reading Room. Details.
1:00pm – 7:00pm – Coney Island Circus Sideshow at Coney Island USA.Details.
6:00pm – Giglio at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Details.
7:00pm – Movies at MetroTech: Finding Dory at MetroTech Commons. Details.
7:00pm – Mystical Hallucinations: Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Club at the Rubin Museum of Art. Details.
7:00pm – The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World at the Bryant Park Reading Room. Details.
7:30pm – Measure for Measure at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Details.
8:00pm – Punderdome 3000 at Littlefield. Details.
9:00pm – Comedians You Should Know at The Gutter. Details.
ON THE PITCH: We couldn’t make this up. Rival teams in Northern Ireland announced the signing of the exact same player on Twitter.
(via @crusadersfc and @officialblues)
Happy birthday to Francois Arnaud, Edie Falco, Eliot Feld, Richard Michael “Goose” Gossage, Eva Green, Katherine Helmond, Shirley Knight, Huey Lewis, Amelie Mauresmo, Megan Rapinoe, Robbie Robertson, Gary Shteyngart and Roger Wicker!
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