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Brooklyn Today August 29: Brooklyn Battles Inside Green-Wood Cemetery

August 29, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Tuesday, Brooklyn! A family forgives a killer, the Battle of Brooklyn comes to Green-Wood Cemetery, and you can now park your dog on the street. Cats and dogs get a human voice in Connecticut courts, professional athletes donate to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the price of a pack of cigarettes just went up. Plus, you can now buy a sign for your living room with real time subway departure info. Finally, we share the Royal Family’s deepest, darkest secrets.
 
IMPRINT: Natalie Portman looks calm, cool and collected on the cover forElle South Africa.  
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The Rundown
 
~QUEENS MAN GETS 20 YEARS FOR PIZZERIA STABBING: A 23-year-old man, who was sentenced to two decades in prison on Monday, was forgiven in court by family members of the 18-year-old he stabbed to death. Juan Rosa pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter after he stabbed Dashawn Cameron in the chest while four others beat Cameron inside a Domino’s Pizza on Pitkin Avenue in East New York on Nov. 11, 2014. Cameron’s aunt Laniece Jennings spoke for the family of the deceased in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday. “These last couple years have been so hard for the family,” Jennings said through tears. “My heart is telling me to hate this young man. I want to hate him, but I can’t.” Rosa, wearing a bright orange prison jumpsuit and multiple sets of rosary beads, turned to Cameron’s family members and apologized while looking them in the eyes. “You have all rights to hate me,” Rosa told the family. “It was a fight that went wrong. I apologize. I mean that.”
 
~BROOKLYN BATTLES INSIDE GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY: George Washington ran around cannon and gun smoke as graves in Green-Wood Cemetery surrouneded the man proudly draped in blue war colors. The Battle of Brooklyn would be lost to the British, but its legacy has lived on in annual reenactments. The largest battle of the American Revolution was celebrated on its 241st anniversary by die-hard history buffs and Brooklynites looking for a good show. Actors were dressed in revolutionary garment, playing the many characters of the revolution as they held the weapons of the 18th century in good fun. The actual battle, which was the first after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, began when the British landed on Staten Island and attacked into Brooklyn. (via News 12 Brooklyn)
 
~NOW YOU CAN PARK YOUR DOG: You probably won’t find a parking space for your car, but if you live in Brooklyn, you might find one for your dog. Brooklyn Public Library opened two new Dog Parker houses at the Central Library on Saturday as part of their National Dog Day celebration. The little white Dog Parkers are popping up outside of dozens of shops throughout Brooklyn. The Dog Parker company, started by Brooklyn resident Chelsea Brownridge with Todd Schechter, say the high tech, temperature-controlled units provide a safe place to park your dog while you shop or browse the stacks. The Dog Parkers are also internet connected, allowing you to keep tabs on your pup, or reserve a space in advance. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
 
~BROOKLYN BARS HANG TRAIN TIMES: The NYC Subway is often reliably unreliable even with new signs in stations giving riders the time of train departures. One startup in Bushwick, however, is bringing those same types of signs to businesses and living rooms of subway riders. NYC Train Signinvented the signs that connect to MTA data so that people can see arrival times while sipping a beer or having a bite. The signs can be leased for $29 a month to businesses or sold for $599 on their site. The signs can currently be programmed for almost all the train lines and have already been put up in five Bushwick businesses. (via Brokelyn)
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LONG READ: “Inside Waymo’s Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars(via The Atlantic) 
 
SPORTS: Here’s how Roger Federer took his game from good tounstoppable(The New York Times Magazine)
 
EAT: Calling all foodies! Hot chicken Milanese and bocce courts have arrived at the Columbia Street Waterfront District(via Grub Street)
 
ANOTHER LONG READ: “A Pilgrimage of Sin: Booze, Bombs, and Hookers in Islamic Thailand” (via Harper’s Magazine)
 
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NATIONAL BULLETIN: In Connecticut, abused dogs and cats now have ahuman voice in court…Houston Texans player J.J. Watt says he will match the first $100,000 in donations to help victims of Hurricane Harvey…And NYC raises the minimum price for a pack of cigarettes to $13.  (via NYT, Sports Illustrated and USA Today)
 
FOREIGN FLASH: Canada’s passports will soon have a third genderoption…A group of seven climbers died after they fell in the Alps…And Italy may no longer be a safe haven for immigrants. (via USA Today, CNN and WaPo)
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 ROYAL WATCH: 
Here’s the Royal Family’s deepest, darkest secrets(via CheatSheet)
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BROOKLYN TONIGHT  
 
7:00AM — Yoga Tuesdays at MetroTech. Details.
 
12:00PM — Yoga with Erica Ginger at Owl’s Head Park. Details.
 
4:00PM — Basketball Clinics at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.
 
7:00PM — NYRR Open Run at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.

7:00PM — Brooklyn Cyclones v. Vermont Lake Monsters at MCU Park. Details.
 
7:00PM – 9:00PM — Book Launch: Adios, Motherf*cker by Michael Ruffino — In Conversation with Anthony Bourdain at powerHouse Arena. Details.
 
8:00PM — Dear Owen Wilson at Union Hall. Details.
 
8:00PM — Washed Out at Brooklyn Steel. Details.

8:30PM – 10:00PM — The Science of Relationships & 36 Questions to Make You Fall in Love at Prospect Heights Brainery. Details.

9:00PM — Durand Jones & The Indications at Rough Trade NYC. Details.

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 EAGLE SPORTS: After an inspiring win in the first game of the Fall Season against the Spring Season Champion Miami FC, the New York Cosmos have dropped points in four consecutive games, securing three out of a possible 12.On Saturday, the Cosmos looked as though they might escape with a win, but North Carolina FC scored a goal in stoppage time to tie the game 2-2. “We deserved this point, no more than this,” said Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese. “We travel to get wins, and we should have been better than what we showed today.” (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
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MILESTONES
 
Happy birthday to Rebecca De Mornay, William Friedkin, Richard Gere,Elliott Gould, Robin Leach, Jack Lew, Pablo Mastroeni, John McCain, Lea Michele, Mark Morris, Roy Oswalt, Liam Payne, Will Perdue, Jay Ryan andPierre Turgeon!
 


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