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Brooklyn Today September 25: After 13 Years, Sixpoint Brewery Opens Its Gates

September 25, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Monday, Brooklyn! Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook opens its doors after 13 years, Brooklyn evictions get mapped out, and the battle to remove Confederate monuments moves to cemeteries. Plus, London strips Uber’s license, dinosaur dung reveals that some herbivores ate meat, and Tunisia has a breakthrough. Finally, say congrats to Paul Wheeler, a British army vet who finished a 3,000-mile run from San Francisco to New York on Friday when he crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. Have a great week.
IMPRINT: Actor and model Robert Pattinson wears a pink wig on theAutumn cover of Wonderland.
The Rundown
~BRIT FINISHES 3,000-MILE RUN ACROSS U.S. ON BKLYN BRIDGE: For the past four months, while mere mortals went about their everyday lives, a British Army veteran was running across the entire United States. On Friday, after an astounding 3,000-mile trek from San Francisco to New York — alone and with no support — Paul Wheeler ran into Brooklyn on Friday, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge at roughly 11:30 a.m. while pushing his camping gear, food and water in a stroller named “Wheelson.” His monumental task finally over, Wheeler — sporting a full beard and looking remarkably fit — received a “Well done” from the British acting consul general and applause from a smattering of supporters waving UK flags. When the New York skyline came into view for the very first time, “I got a bit teary, a bit emotional,” he said. “Yeah, it was a time and a scene that I’ll never forget.” (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~CITY EVICTIONS MAPPED OUT BY BROOKLYN STARTUP: An interactive map, brightly-lit with red and yellow dots, now shows all the known evictions across the city. In Brooklyn, Ocean Parkway and Ocean Avenue are visibly outlined with lights on the map, while Crown Heights and Bushwick clock in significant amounts of eviction markers as well. The map was created by Brooklyn tech startup, a free app for New York renters to check out housing issues. The nonprofit found 450,000 evictions filed in New York between 2013 and 2015, resulting in 25,000 to 30,000 actual evictions each year. (via Brooklyn)
~AFTER 13 YEARS, SIXPOINT BREWERY OPENS ITS GATES: After more than a decade, the Sixpoint Brewery will open the gates to its Red Hookfacility, welcoming all beer lovers inside. The beer house doesn’t have a tap room, but will be opening up its courtyard to welcome visitors with food, music and beer on September 30. The opening comes with a new beer that can be bought on a brand new app. Beer drinkers will be able to buy limited small batch beers directly from the brewery through the app. Although there won’t be beer on site to purchase at the opening festivities, samples and growler fills will wet down the event. (via Gothamist)
~DON’T SMOKE AT ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE!: Cigarette smokers can’t light up at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights because of the school’s 100 percent smoke-free policy on campus. And the school is getting help going smokeless. SFC, located at 180 Remsen St., is one of five colleges and universities in New York state receiving grants from the CVS Health Foundation to go smokeless. In addition to SFC, the schools that were awarded grants are St. John’s University, the State University of New York at Albany, Nazareth College of Rochester and the State University of New York at Potsdam. CVS Health Foundation, in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the organization Truth Initiative, is offering a total of $1.2 million in grants to 126 colleges and universities across the country go 100 percent tobacco-free. The grants are part of aggressive efforts by the three organizations to deliver the first tobacco-free generation. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Bulletin Board
***The New York Building Congress hosts its 2017 Industry Recognition Gala on Thursday, November 16, at the Grand Hyatt New York,109 East 42nd Street. Reception starts at 6:00 PM followed by dinner and program at 7:00 PM.  Individual tickets start at $975. Tables of 10 are available starting at $9,500. For more information on reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeanine Badalamenti at 212-481-9099 or email [email protected]. To register online,***
Staff Picks:    
LONG READ: “Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away”(via Bloomberg Businessweek)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Fox News debater Tucker Carlson is “sorry for being mean.” (via GQ)
EXPLORE: Interactively tour 2,000 miles of the “The Wall” between Mexico and the U.S. (via USA Today)
FICTION: “A Junket in the City of Lights” by Tom Hanks (via The Hollywood Reporter)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: The battle over the removal of Confederate monuments transitions to cemeteries…Fearing Russian interference, Virginia replaces touch-screen-only voting machines with paper ballots…Dinosaur feces shows that some massive herbivores ate meat. (via NYT, USA Today and WaPo)                                        
FOREIGN FLASH: Saudi Arabia withdraws a textbook with a photo of King Faisal and Yoda…London strips Uber of its license for “lack of corporate responsibility”…Tunisia becomes one of the only Arab countries to let Muslim women marry non-muslim men. (via NYT, The Guardian and WaPo)
If the Royal Family watched American football, here’s the teams each member would support(via SB Nation)
10:00AM — Story and Play at Central Library. Details.
12:00PM — Warner Brothers: The Making of an American Movie Studio at 92nd Street Y. Details.
3:00PM — Jamaa Fanaka at BAM Rose Cinemas. Details.
6:00PM — Lawrence of Arabia and Lowell Thomas at The Explorers Club.Details.
6:30PM — Ta-Nehisi Coates at NYU Skirball Center. Details.
7:00PM — CBS Sunday Morning: The New Season at 92nd Street Y. Details.
7:00PM — PEN Out Loud: I Write Banned Books at The Strand. Details.
7:30PM — Civic Engagement Series: Common Cause at Greenlight Bookstore.Details.
8:00PM — Side Ponytail Comedy at Friends and Lovers. Details.
8:00PM — Night Train with Wyatt Cenac at Littlefield. Details.

 EAGLE SPORTS: LeBron James’ Future May Depend on Nets’ Success or Failure” (via NYT)


Happy birthday to Chauncey Billups, Tate Donovan, Michael Douglas,Jordan Gavaris, Mark Hamill, Jamie Hyneman, Heather Locklear, Michael Madsen, Lee Norris, Scottie Pippen, Will Smith, Robert Walden, Barbara Walters and Catherine Zeta-Jones!

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