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Brooklyn Today October 4: Jon Hamm, Norah Jones to Attend Brooklyn Bridge Park Waterfront Gala

October 4, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy hump day, Brooklyn! A Brooklyn Heights property becomes the borough’s priciest listing, Walmart buys a small Brooklyn delivery firm, and Jon Hamm and Norah Jones are coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Plus, a Brooklyn singer impresses on “The Voice,” a rabbi is held at gunpoint, and a Red Hook restaurant is voted one of the best BBQ joints in the country. Finally, see what bullets do to human bodies, Chuck Schumer lambastsTrump, and Australia has some advice for the U.S. on gun law reform.
IMPRINT: English actor Douglas Booth appears on not one, but two covers for The Jackal and Glass Men.

The Rundown
~JON HAMM, NORAH JONES TO ATTEND BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK WATERFRONT GALA: Just a few yards away from the outdoor public basketball courts with the best views in the city, a gala on Thursday night will celebrate the best and brightest — and most generous donors — who have helped build Brooklyn Bridge Park into what it is today. The fifth annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actorJon Hamm and featuring a performance by nine-time Grammy-winner Norah Jones, will take place on Pier 2 and will include a cocktail reception on the promenade and a seated three-course meal. Guests will enjoy this extraordinary event with the magnificent Manhattan skyline and sweeping views of New York Harbor as the backdrop. And to prepare you for the ball, here’s Hamm’s recent interview with The Times(via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and NYT)
~HEIGHTS PROPERTY BREAKS BOROUGH PRICE RECORD: An 8,500-square-foot, five-bedroom Brooklyn Heights apartment has become thepriciest listing in Brooklyn. One of the largest apartments in the borough, the space at 360 Furman St. in One Brooklyn Bridge Park, has wide unobstructed waterfront views. The home was originally priced at $32 million in 2014 with an extra floor and two parking spaces, as opposed to the current listing’s one. “The other most important thing that makes it so iconic is that basically every single room, every single bedroom, the living room, the kitchen, all of the common living spaces and most of the bathrooms, have a full-on waterfront view,” listing agent Deborah Rieders of Corcoran Group said. The duplex was created by CEO of Alloy Development Jared Della Valle(via Mansion Global)
~BROOKLYN DELIVERY FIRM ALIGNS WITH WAL-MART: Wal-Mart is sharpening its same-day delivery skills through the acquisition of a small, Brooklyn company. Wal-Mart said Tuesday that Parcel has learned to deftly navigate densely populated areas and get groceries to customers fast. That last leg is key for all retailers in a transformed landscape where the ability to deliver at speed and with low costs brings tremendous advantages in fending off competitors like In recent weeks, politicians and community leaders like Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan have made pushes to bring Amazon’s proposed headquarters to the borough. Three years ago, Amazon surpassed Wal-Mart as the most valuable retailer in the U.S. and this year it acquired Whole Foods Market. (AP via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~BROOKLYN SINGER WOWS JUDGES ON ‘THE VOICE’: Brooklyn fans have all the more reason to watch “The Voice” on NBC this season. Kathrina Feigh, a Philippines-born contestant who now calls Brooklyn home, wowed the celebrity judges on the latest episode with her rendition of Jessie J’s “Big White Room.” Feigh’s performance, which took place during the first round of the reality show’s blind auditions, set off a turf war between judges Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton, both of whom wanted her on their team. Feigh secured a spot on “Team Jennifer” and is now looking forward to competing for the grand prize, $100,000 and a record contract. “WOW WHAT A THRILLING EXPERIENCE!” Feigh wrote on her Facebook page. “I’ve been dreaming of this moment ever since the first time I picked up a microphone when I was a little girl in the Philippines.” (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~BROOKLYN RABBI HELD AT GUNPOINT BY VERMONT POLICE: A Brooklyn rabbi was thrown to the ground and held at gunpoint on the side of a Vermont highway after he was caught speeding. Vermont police said RabbiBerl Fink tried to elude the police by driving for more than four miles before pulling over. Fink reportedly didn’t know he was being pulled over. “We’re talking about normal people. What in the world are you doing to them? It’s out of hand. This shouldn’t have happened in any state in the United States of America,” said Yehuda Fink, the man’s son. Yehuda said he thought his family was part of a terrorist attack during the late-night stop. While the police stood by their decision, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the event was “so clearly unnecessary.” (via NYDN)

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: “What Bullets Do To Bodies” (via Huffington Post Highline)
ANOTHER LONG READ: “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights” (via The New Yorker)
EAT: Red Hook restaurant “Hometown Bar-B-Que” was recently named one of the best BBQ joints in America. (via Thrillist)  
HOLIDAY: See how families from around the world spend their vacations.(via NYT Magazine)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: After the Las Vegas shooting, fake news floods America…Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lambasts PresidentTrump for his comments on Puerto Rico…And look inside the Vegas gunman’shotel room from 2016. (via NYT, WaPo and USA Today)                                     
FOREIGN FLASH: Explore the dirty and decrepit slums of Mongolia…A koala is rescued from a drilling rig in Australia…And the Land Down Under can provide the U.S. with some advice on gun law reform. (via NYT, USA Today and The Daily Telegraph)

The Royal Family responds to the Las Vegas shooting.(via 9Honey)


8:00AM – 3:00PM — Bartel-Pritchard Square Wednesday Greenmarket at Prospect Park. Details.
12:00PM – 6:00PM — Beyond-Beyond at Smack Mellon. Details.
1:00PM – 3:00PM — Historic Trolley Tours at Green-Wood Cemetery. Details.
1:00PM – 4:00PM — Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour at Williamsburg Mini Mall. Details.
5:30PM – 7:30PM — Hurricane Maria Benefit/ Funds for Puerto Rican Dog Rescue at Sociale. Details.
6:30PM — Metal Yoga at The Cobra Club. Details.
6:30PM – 8:30PM — Erev Sukkot at Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Details.
7:30PM — A Letter to My Nephew at BAM Harvey Theater. Details.
7:30PM — Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2 at BAM Fisher.Details.
7:30PM – 9:30PM — Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation at Kings Theatre.Details.
 EAGLE SPORTS: Anthony Beauvillier can’t wait for his second full season in the NHL. And the rest of the Islanders are equally enthusiastic about what may turn out to be their final campaign as full-time residents ofDowntown Brooklyn. Beauvillier scored two goals Sunday evening as the Islanders capped off their preseason slate, skating away with a 5-2 victory over the Flyers. “There’s a lot of confidence,” said Beauvillier. The Isles finished their exhibition slate with a 6-0-2 mark, providing a sense of momentum entering Friday night’s regular-season opener against the Blue Jackets in Columbus, Ohio. “We’ve played strong preseason games and it’s fun when you win,” Beauvillier added. “It’s always more fun. I just can’t wait for Friday. Let’s get it going.” (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Happy birthday to Armand Assante, Caitriona Balfe, Abraham Benrubi,Jackie Collins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Clifton Davis, Chuck Hagle, Dakota Johnson, Tony La Russa, Jr., Anne Rice, Derrick Rose, Susan Sarandon, Alicia Silverstone, Alvin Toffler, Christoph Waltz and Jimy Williams!


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