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Brooklyn Today October 25: Hotels, Academic Facilities and Big Stores Planned for Industry City

October 25, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy hump day, Brooklyn! Industry City has some big plans, a Brooklyn professor will keynote the Synergy Global Forum, and we pick the top events for Halloween weekend. Plus, a Japanese food market is coming to Industry City, there are new renderings of the revamped Greenpoint library, and we share the top 10 cities to visit in 2018. Finally, Jeff Flake lambastsTrump in a 17-minute speech, new details about the Sandy Hook shooter have emerged, and the Queen is reportedly “livid” with Prince William and Kate Middleton.         
 
IMPRINT: Actor Bryan Cranston poses with his bunny on the latest cover ofEsquire.
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The Rundown
 
~BROOKLYN’S 2017 HALLOWEEN NIGHTLIFE GUIDE: Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. It’s not until the parades have ended and the last pieces of candy have been passed out that the true witchery begins. And with the holiday not until next Tuesday, Brooklynites will have five days to dress up and celebrate. With so many events to choose from at bars, clubs and other venues, it can be difficult sifting through an oversaturated schedule of festivities. Fortunately, we’ve selected the borough’s top events through All Hallows’ Eve. Costumes are encouraged and are mandatory to enter at some of these 21-plus parties, so plan accordingly. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
 
~BROOKLYN PROFESSOR KEYNOTES SYNERGY GLOBAL CONFERENCE:It’s been called a “once-in a-lifetime happening” and a “master class in disruption,” gathering business, technology and research legends under one roof for an event not likely to be repeated. Noted author, mathematician, economist and professor of risk engineering at Downtown Brooklyn’s NYU Tandon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is one of a lineup of world-class speakers who will be appearing at the Synergy Global Forum in New York on Oct. 27 and 28. Taleb spent 21 years as a quantitative trader before becoming a researcher in problems of risk and probability. He coined the phrase “black swan” — a highly improbable and unexpected event that carries massive impact, such as 9/11 or a sudden stock market crash. Other speakers includeSir Richard BransonJack WelchSteve ForbesMalcolm GladwellRay Kurzweil and Jimmy Wales(via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
 
~HOTELS, ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND BIG STORES PLANNED FOR INDUSTRY CITY: Industry City’s owners want to build two hotels, academic facilities and big stores. They want to expand the Sunset Park manufacturing and techie-friendly office complex’s size by about 1.27 million square feet. They plan to acquire property for the expansion, if possible. In order to carry out their plans, they need city zoning changes. The public review process for the rezoning they’re seeking starts this week with a Department of City Planning hearing. Industry City CEO Andrew Kimball held a media briefingabout the century-old complex on Monday afternoon. In the past three years, the number of jobs at Industry City has increased to 6,500 from 1,900, he said. By 2026, if Industry City is rezoned and proposed development is carried out, Kimball expects onsite employment will grow to 13,000 and 7,000 off-site jobs will be generated. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
 
~JAPANESE FOOD MARKET COMING TO INDUSTRY CITY: A 20,000-square-foot Japanese food market akin to Eataly is coming to Industry City inSunset Park, marking the largest eatery among growing food spots at the complex. Japan Village will be located in Building 4 next to Third Avenue in the creative office and manufacturing tech hub. “Japan Village is going to offer visitors and tenants at Industry City an experience they can’t get,” saidAndrew Kimball, chief executive of the complex. “That’s what excited us about this. It’s unique.” The market is expected to open in the spring and will offer baked goods, matcha drinks, sweet rice cakes, noodles, sushi, a salad bar and street food. (via Crain’s New York Business)
 
~REVAMPED GREENPOINT LIBRARY ON THE WAY: The old Greenpointpublic library, dating back to 1906, is on its way to becoming a modern place to read and relax. Two whopping sums of $5 million and $6.03 million from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Brooklyn Public Library, respectively, set the library up for more space, an educational facility and a whole new look. At 14,000 square feet, double the size of the previous space, the green-themed library will feature solar windows with a wood-paneled and concrete facade, designed by firm Marble Fairbanks. Renderings show two outdoor roof patios decorated with foliage, benches and tables, while lounges, meeting rooms and event spaces are inside. (via Curbed New York)
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Bulletin Board
 
***The Mayor is failing on mental health! Nicole Malliotakis’ plan to fix his failures: 1.) More robustly implement Kendra’s Law 2.) Increase the number of Kendra’s Law petitions filed by corrections authorities 3.) Put a Kendra’s Law evaluator in all city hospitals 4.) Require mental health office to receive and investigate reports from family and community members. To read the full policy paper click herePaid for by Nicole for New York City***
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Staff Picks:    
 
LONG READ: Tour Manhattan’s nonstop nightlife in this article from 1984 featuring Andy Warhol. (via NYT)
 
ANOTHER LONG READ: “The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare” (via Fast Company)
 
CARTOON: Children trick or treat at the White House. (via The New Yorker)
 
TRAVEL: Here are the top 10 cities to visit in 2018. (via Lonely Planet)
 
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NATIONAL BULLETIN: Scientists have created low-fat pigs by altering the animal’s genes…Arizona Republican Jeff Flake announces he will not seek re-election and lambasts Trump in a 17-minute speech on the Senate floor…And some concerning details have emerged about the Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza(via Time, NYT and USA Today)                        
 
FOREIGN FLASH: A potential hurricane is forming in the western Caribbean…Here’s a brief history of Catalonia’s relationship with Spain…And Puerto Ricans fleeing their island can get a Florida driver’s license for $48.(via USA Today, WaPo and Miami Herald)

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 ROYAL WATCH: 
The Queen is reportedly “livid” with Prince William andKate Middleton(via Daily Star)

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BROOKLYN TONIGHT  
 
9:00AM – 7:00PM — Meet Me Downtown at 80 Arts. Details.
 
11:00AM – 5:00PM — Alfred Leslie: The World Is Charged With The Grandeur of God at Janet Borden, Inc. Details.
 
12:00PM — The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – And Us at 92nd Street Y. Details.
 
1:00PM – 3:00PM — Historic Trolley Tours at Green-Wood Cemetery. Details.
 
1:00PM – 5:00PM — October Drop In Play at Brooklyn Children’s Museum.Details.
 
6:30PM — Metal Yoga at The Cobra Club. Details.
 
7:00PM — Melissa Rivers in Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg at 92nd Street Y. Details.
 
7:00PM – 9:00PM — A History of Drunkenness at Kings County Distillery.Details.
 
7:30PM — Boulders and Bones at BAM Harvey Theater. Details.
 
7:30PM — Virago-Man Dem at BAM Fishman Space. Details.
 
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 EAGLE SPORTS: The St. Francis Brooklyn men’s soccer team has already established itself as a dynasty in the Northeast Conference, having captured three league championships in the previous four seasons. But they refuse to be spoiled by their historic success. Leaving their past accomplishments where they belong, in the Remsen Street school’s trophy case, the Terriers (9-4-1 overall, 3-0-1 NEC) are frontrunners to win yet another conference crown and make their fourth NCAA College Cup appearance in the past five seasons. “We’re just having a good run right now,” said head coach Tom Giovatto. “I think right now we’ve been in a good mood the whole year,” he added. “[The] guys are getting healthy. The guys like each other and that’s a big key.” (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
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MILESTONES
 
Happy birthday to Brian Kerwin, Bobby Knight, Midori, Katy Perry, Helen Reddy, Marion Ross and Anne Tyler!


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