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Brooklyn Today October 27: Fans and Critics Speak Out About Industry City’s Development Plan

October 27, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Friday, Brooklyn! There are two sides to the Industry City development plan, Wayne Isaacs’ trial gets emotional, and we share family-friendly Halloween events. Plus, Councilmember Stephen Levin debatesVictoria Cambranes on Sunday, former Trump employees share war stories, and eating alone is bad for you. Finally, a woman missing for 42 years is found alive, an 82-year-old man hikes the entire Appalachian Trail, and the U.S. Navy saves two women and two dogs who were lost at sea for five months.
IMPRINT: Rapper A$AP Rocky grills the camera on the Holiday 2017 coverof GQ Style.

The Rundown
~FANS AND CRITICS SPEAK OUT ABOUT INDUSTRY CITY’S DEVELOPMENT PLAN: Industry City’s owners have big plans for development. Two hotels. Academic facilities. Large stores. The Sunset Parkwaterfront manufacturing and office complex must be rezoned in order for them to carry out their plans, which would add about 1.27 million square feet of space to the historic complex. On Tuesday, supporters and opponents of the proposed rezoning turned out in full force at a Department of City Planning hearing held in Lower Manhattan. The hearing marked the start of the public review process that’s required when property owners seek zoning changes. At the hearing, Andrew Hoan, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, expressed his enthusiastic support for the planned development, saying it will bring job growth. The councilmember who represents City Council District 38, where Industry City is located, doesn’t share his enthusiasm. “We must keep the industry on the Sunset Park waterfront,” City CouncilmemberCarlos Menchaca testified during the public hearing’s afternoon session. “We must keep the ‘Industry’ in Industry City.” (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~HALLOWEEN IN BROOKLYN 2017: Ghosts, goblins and superheroes of all shapes and sizes will soon be haunting the streets and alleys of Brooklyn. From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Ghouls & Gourds festival to sweet neighborhood Halloween parades, check out this super listing of some of Brooklyn’s most popular Halloween festivals, parades, haunted houses and where to trick-or-treat. If you’re 21 or older, here’s our 2017 Halloween Nightlife Guide(via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~STEP-DAUGHTER OF MAN KILLED BY NYPD BREAKS DOWN HEARING 911 CALL: The stepdaughter of a man slain by an off-duty cop burst into silent tears as she listened in Brooklyn Supreme Court to the 911 call she made the day of the shooting. Sobs from victim Delrawn Small’s family and friends erupted into the courtroom on Thursday as the 15-year-old girl’s barely audible screeches to a 911 operator were played in the murder trial of Wayne Isaacs. “He tried to shoot my stepfather!” the girl screamed over the phone, speaking of Isaacs. Isaacs is the first officer prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office after a 2015 executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave prosecution of police officers accused of killing unarmed men, to the AG’s Office. Isaacs has since been suspended from the force without pay. Charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, he faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. The trial is scheduled to continue later this morning and could end earlier than the expected Nov. 17 date based on the amount of witnesses to already testify.(via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~LEVIN TO DEBATE CHALLENGER CAMBRANES ON SUNDAYCandidates for City Council District 33 will be debating this Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at the Commons Cafe, 388 Atlantic Ave. Incumbent Democrat Stephen Levin will be facing off against political novice Victoria Cambranes, an independent candidate running under the Progress for All Party. Cambranes’ platform focuses on issues affecting affordable housing and infrastructure. “The unfortunate side effects are the recent deaths of cyclists on our streets, the unprecedented displacement of those who have called Brooklyn home for generations, and the frustrations of residents in communicating their concerns,” she wrote. Levin has focused on issues including affordable housing and open space, recently helping to acquire the final parcel of the 27-acre waterfront Bushwick Inlet Park. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

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***On Halloween Weekend, Coney Island is Ground Zero. Check out these incredible upcoming events at Kitchen 21:
-Quincy Mumford Live tonight at 7 p.m.
-Monster Bash Party featuring Screaming Broccoli on Saturday at 9 p.m.
-Jazz Brunch with Eric Frazier and his quintet on Sunday at 12 p.m.
-Tickle Me Tuesday, Halloween Comedy Show on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Go to to reserve NOW.***
***The Mayor is failing on homelessness! Nicole Malliotakis’ homeless plan: 1.) Free up space in New York public housing 2.) Work with Governor Cuomo to sign a New York/New York IV Agreement 3.) Create an at-risk rent subsidy 4.) Create permanent assisted housing for those with severe health issues 5.) Prohibit the use of hotels as shelters. To read the full policy paperclick herePaid for by Nicole for New York City***

Staff Picks:    
LONG READ: Four former employees of the Trump administration share “war stories” about their detested jobs. (via Huffington Post Highline) 
ANOTHER LONG READ: See firsthand what it’s like to take part in a sled dog race at the edge of the world where there are more ways than one to die. (via ESPN)
FICTION: Read Ilene Raymond Rush’s short story “The End of Love.” (via Poydras Review)
EAT: Here’s why dining alone could be bad for you. (via Time)
NATIONAL BULLETIN: A woman missing for 42 years is found alive in upstate New York…Some newly revealed documents could answer some questions about the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy…And an 82-year-old man hikes the entire Appalachian Trail. (via Time, NYT and WaPo)               
FOREIGN FLASH: An explosion in an Indonesian fireworks plant kills at least 47 people…A $90-million cremation ceremony was held for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand…And the U.S. Navy saves two women and two dogs who were lost at sea for five months. (via Reuters, NYT and USA Today) 

Here are the 50 strict rules that the Royal Family must always abide by. (via AOL)


11:00AM – 6:00PM — Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo at Brooklyn Museum. Details.
2:00PM – 7:00PM — Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend at Open Source Gallery.Details.
3:00PM – 6:00PM — Old Stone House: Witness to War at The Old Stone House. Details.
6:00PM – 9:00PM — Reconceived Notions at Stand4. Details.
7:00PM — The Crown Heights Film Festival at FiveMyles. Details.
7:30PM — Road Trip at BAM Gilman Opera House. Details.  
7:30PM – 9:30PM — Stop Motion Social at The Little Animation Studio.Details.
8:00PM — On Stage at Kingsborough at Kingsborough Community College.Details.
8:00PM – 10:30PM —The 4th Annual New Moose Masquerade Ball at C’Mon Everybody. Details.
10:30PM – 4:00AM — Reality Bites 80s + 90s Halloween Party at Littlefield.Details.

10:00AM — Shape Up: Cardio Sculpt at Clinton Hill Library. Details.
11:00AM — Tad Hills: Duck and Goose: Honk Quack Boo at Books are Magic.Details.
8:00PM — Ghoul 3D World Immersive Halloween Spectacular at Future Space.Details.

10:00AM – 1:00PM — Photographing Trees at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.Details.
11:00AM — Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours at Brooklyn Bridge Park.Details.
7:00PM – 2:00AM — Atlantic Avenue Halloween Pub Crawl 2017 at Various Venues. Details.

 EAGLE SPORTS: The biggest win of the Kenny Atkinson era began with a Wednesday morning film session in which the second-year Brooklyn Nets head coach lambasted his team for breaking down when it mattered most inTuesday night’s loss in Orlando. It ended with the Nets standing alone atop the Atlantic Division standings Wednesday night following a stunning 112-107 victory over LeBron James and the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 at Barclays Center. “I wasn’t the nicest person with them this morning,” admitted Atkinson, who watched his team squander a pair of double-digit advantages the previous night en route to a humbling 125-121 setback to the Magic. (via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Happy birthday to Roberto Benigni, John Cleese, Matt Drudge, Nanette Fabray, Simon LeBon, Fran Lebowitz, Marla Maples, Brandon Saad andZadie Smith!

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