Brooklyn Today October 23: No Phone Call From Trump for Family of Dead Soldier
IMPRINT: “The golden girl” Kate Hudson poses on the most recent cover ofThe Edit.
~RED HOOK REACHES PRICIEST HOOD IN BROOKLYN: The “up and coming” waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook stole DUMBO’s spot on top as the priciest neighborhood in Brooklyn. The transit-neglected neighborhood’s average sales price came in at $1.92 million for seven transactions that went through the last quarter, kicking DUMBO’s $1.585 average to the side. Citywide, Red Hook came in as the 8th most expensive neighborhood. Since the area was ravished by Hurricane Sandy, a number of luxury projects have come up in its rebuild. For example, the 22-townhouse King and Sullivan townhomes, which has four homes currently listed from $3.08 to $3.41 million. “Red Hook is no longer an afterthought,” said real estate broker Chris Sheller. “A lot of people are seeing that there is something unique and special in Red Hook that a lot of people who’ve lived there a long time thought was their little secret.” (via DNAinfo)
~ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK IN BROOKLYN: It’s that time of the year when stoops and facades are adorned with pumpkins and all sorts of Halloween oddities, foreshadowing Halloween night. It is expected this year that Americans will spend a record $9.1 billion on Halloween, of which $2.7 billion is expected to be spent on decorations, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. A walk through Dyker Heights, a neighborhood also known for its Christmas decorations, brings the figures to reality and shows the importance the holiday holds for some people. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~NO PHONE CALL FROM TRUMP FOR FAMILY OF DEAD SOLDIER:Despite President Trump’s statement, “I think I’ve called every family of someone who’s died,” a Brooklyn father called out the president for not making a call after his son died in the Army. Uvince Brooks said he hasn’t received anything from the White House since his 30-year-old son, Roshain Brooks died Aug. 13 in an artillery blast. “This guy is a liar,” the father said of Trump. “When I heard what he said, it got me so mad. I called my daughter and said, ‘Can you teach me to tweet? I wanna tweet at Trump.’ That’s the only way to reach him.” The father also said Trump’s boasting disrespected relatives of the slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed Oct. 4 with three other American soldiers in Niger. (via NYDN)
ANOTHER LONG READ: “One Drug Dealer, Two Corrupt Cops and a Risky FBI Sting” (via The Guardian)
FEEL GOOD: Lulu, a black Labrador retriever, dropped out of bomb school, but the CIA wishes her nothing but the best. (via NYT)
DRINK: A recent experiment has confirmed that alcohol allows you to speak foreign languages better. Cheers! (via Time)
FOREIGN FLASH: Canada, once a safe haven for refugees, is struggling with abacklog of cases…The traditional British pub is on its way out…And thedeath toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria rises to 49. (via NYT, USA Today and U.S. News)
ROYAL WATCH: Here are six things that Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle can’t do, according to royal rules. (Harper’s Bazaar Australia)
12:00PM — Who Will Lead Us: Hasidic Dynasties in America at 92nd Street Y.Details.
3:30PM – 5:30PM — Youth Ride Club at McCarren Park. Details.
6:30PM — Monument, Myth, and Meaning at The Cooper Union. Details.
6:30PM — Candy: From Early History to Halloween at Prospect Heights Brainery. Details.
7:00PM — Wendy’s Subway Reading Room- Hayal Pozanti Artist Book Release at BAM Fishman Space. Details.
7:00PM – 9:00PM — GinGlass at Urban Glass. Details.
7:30PM — What Kind of People Do We Want to Be: Finding a Moral Compass in Challenging Times at 92nd Street Y. Details.
7:30PM — Unbound: Alice Waters in conversation with Hilton Als at BAM Gilman Opera House. Details.
8:30PM — Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food at Prospect Heights Brainery. Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: “Kenny Atkinson and Nets look forward to Jeremy Linleading from the sidelines” (via NetsDaily)
Happy birthday to Doug Flutie, Nancy Grace, Ang Lee, Tiffeny Milbrett,Pele, Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodriguez, Keith Van Horn, “Weird Al” Yankovic andDwight Yoakam!
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