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Brooklyn Today October 3: Starved, Stranded Sailor Rescued Off Brooklyn Coast

October 3, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Tuesday, Brooklyn! An ill-prepared sailor is rescued off the coast of Brooklyn, Industry City President Andrew Kimball apologizes for removing feral cats, and there’s a political civil war brewing in southwest Brooklyn. Plus, we share Tom Petty’s 1980 interview with Rolling Stone, we travel to Vancouver, and an ancient primate is likely responsible for genital herpes existing. Finally, more than half of Puerto Rico is still without drinking water, the Cosmos get a win at last, and the majority of Americans thinkTrump is wrong about the NFL protests.
 
IMPRINT: Julia Roberts poses in blue at the beach on the most recent coverof Harper’s Bazaar UK.
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The Rundown
 
~TRIAL BEGINS FOR GANG MEMBER MURDERED FOR ROBBING HIS OWN GANG: Opening statements began on Monday in the trial of an alleged Brooklyn gang member accused of murdering his friend and fellow alleged gang member for stealing from the gang. “The saddest thing about betraying is that it never comes from your enemies,” Assistant District Attorney Owen Sucoff told 16 jurors at Brooklyn Supreme Court. Reginald Brown, 29, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and gun possession for allegedly shooting at 19-year-old Derron Clarke five times in Flatlands, killing him with a fatal shot to the neck. Clarke and Brown were allegedly members of the Gangster Disciples gang. Clarke was caught stealing money and drugs from gang members when Brown killed him on Nov. 7, 2010. Clarke’s mother sobbed and briefly left the courtroom when Sucoff detailed her son’s murder. “The defendant took the gun and he fired again, and he fired again, and he fired again and he fried again,” Sucoff said. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
 
~STARVED, STRANDED SAILOR RESCUED OFF BROOKLYN: An ill-prepared sailor was stranded at sea for four days with no food, no gas, a ripped sail and barely any water. Officials say he’ll be okay after he was spotted not far off the southern Brooklyn shores and rescued by NYPD’s Harbor Unit. A 911 call from a fisherman notified the police about the 26-foot boat drifting through the waters. The 41-year-old man had set out Manhattan-bound from Fire Island when he ran out of gas and his sail ripped. His cell phone had died and he had no radio, killing any chance of contacting help. A source told the New York Post, “He’s clearly a newbie sailor who didn’t know what he was doing.” (via NYP)

~FERAL CATS ARE INDUSTRY CITY RESIDENTS TOO: A feral cat colonyin Industry City in Sunset Park was removed by a Brooklyn extermination company and people are not happy about it. Nearby residents were stunned to find out the cats were taken by Squash Exterminating and dumped near Leif Ericson Park and Gerritsen Beach. “My heart is wrenched out of my chest,” said Jennifer Petito, an Industry City security guard. “They were a part of me.” While community members and animal rights activists were outraged, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal also said she plans to introduce legislation to protect feral cats and punish illegal killing or dumping of the animals. Industry City CEO Andrew Kimball apologized for the incident and said they were looking for the cats. (via NYDN)
 
~GRIMM/DONOVAN RACE SETS UP POLITICAL CIVIL WAR: Former Congressmember Michael Grimm’s announcement on Sunday that he is mounting a political comeback to try and regain his House seat in 2018 represented the first shot fired in a Civil War in local Republican Party politics and set up the intriguing specter of a convicted felon running against an ex-district attorney. At a rally on Sunday, Grimm announced that he will run to take back the seat he once held representing the 11th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Republican Dan Donovan, the former Staten Island district attorney. Grimm served in Congress from 2010 until 2015, when he abruptly resigned after pleading guilty to a federal charge of tax fraud, a charge that landed him in a federal prison for seven months. Donovan won the congressional seat in a special election held in May 2015, a few months after Grimm resigned. Donovan easily won re-election in November 2016. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

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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, visitwww.buildingcongress.com.***
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Staff Picks:    
 
LONG READ: Following Tom Petty’s reported death, here’s a look back at the musician’s 1980 interview with Rolling Stone(via Rolling Stone)
 
ANOTHER LONG READ: “Trump Is Making Canada Great Again” (via Politico)
 
TRAVEL: “36 Hours in Vancouver” (via NYT)
 
CARTOON: Tom Price uses a private jet to go to the corner store. (via The New Yorker)
 
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NATIONAL BULLETIN: The Yankees pledge to extend safety netting after a young fan gets hit with the ball…This ancient primate may be the reason genital herpes exists…And a new poll finds that the majority of Americans think Trump is wrong about the NFL protests. (via NYT, WaPo and USA Today)                                      
 
FOREIGN FLASH: Obesity worsens in Ghana as American fast food restaurants invest in the country…Catalonia can learn from South Sudan about starting a new nation…And more than half of Puerto Rico still doesn’t havedrinking water(via NYT, WaPo and USA Today)

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 ROYAL WATCH: 
Here’s what Kate Middleton eats to alleviate morning sickness. (via Food & Wine)

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BROOKLYN TONIGHT  
 
8:30AM — The China Dashboard: Tracking China’s Economic Reform Program at Asia Society and Museum. Details.
 
6:30PM — Transparency, Journalism, and the White House at Brooklyn Historical Society. Details.
 
6:30PM — Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon at New-York Historical Society. Details.
 
7:00PM — Unbound: Masha Gessen in conversation with David Remnick at BAM Rose Cinemas. Details.
 
7:00PM — NYRR Open Run at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park- Pier 6. Details.
 
7:00PM – 9:00PM — Bronx Gothic: A Film Screening and Conversation at Barnard College. Details.
 
7:30PM — A Letter to My Nephew at BAM Harvey Theater. Details.
 
7:30PM — Crossing at BAM Gilman Opera House. Details.
 
7:30PM – 10:00PM — Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus Auditions for Winter 2017 Season at First Presbyterian Church. Details.
 
8:00PM — Bob Schieffer in Conversation with Charlie Rose at 92nd Street Y.Details.
 
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 EAGLE SPORTS: On the 40th anniversary of Pele’s last professional soccer match, the New York Cosmos displayed a complete performance, defeating Puerto Rico FC 1-0, snapping a nine-game winless streak and moving into a playoff spot. Although the announced attendance at MCU Park on Sunday of 3,733 fell short of the 75,646 fans who flocked to Giants Stadium on Oct. 1, 1977 to see the Brazilian’s final game, the result was the same: a one-goal victory for the Cosmos. “It gives you the possibility to continue to work the right way and believe in what we’re doing,” said Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese of the win. “It was very important for us to get the three points.” He added, “The guys had a very solid performance today, I thought the second half was even better. At the end, we found the goal in the opportunities that we created and at the right moment for us to go up 1-0.”(via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
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MILESTONES
 
Happy birthday to Lindsey Buckingham, Neve Campbell, Chubby Checker, Fred Couples, Dennis Eckersley, Lena HeadeyZlatan Ibrahimovic, Janel Maloney, Clive Owen, Gwen Stefani, Jack P. Wagner, Danny Willett and Dave Winfield!
 

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