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Brooklyn Today November 8: New York Women Celebrate 100 Years of Voting Rights

November 8, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Hump Day, Brooklyn! New York women celebrate 100 years of voting rights, survivors of the Texas shooting speak out, and the Paradise Papers keep on giving. Plus, Florida State University puts a halt to all Greek life after a pledge dies, Harvey Weinstein’s past spying tactics are revealed, and doctors at NYU Langone – Brooklyn are performing life-altering surgeries. Finally, voter turnout in Brooklyn was higher than expected in some areas, D’Angelo Russell helps the Nets to their first road win, and we wish a happy birthday to Gordon Ramsay!    
IMPRINT: See Zendaya on the Winter 2018 cover of Fashion.


The Rundown

~ NYC Women Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Right to Vote: Elected officials and voting rights advocates marked the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York state by holding a rally on the steps of City Hall on Monday. To celebrate the historic anniversary, the City Council issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 6 as Women’s Vote Day. The rally, sponsored by the City Council Women’s Caucus and the NYC Women Vote 100 Coalition, included a call for more women to run for public office. Women were granted the right to vote in New York state in 1917, three years ahead of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

~Voter Turnout Bigger than Expected in Certain Areas: Despite predictions of historically low turnout, voter participation was steady and at times even brisk in Downtown BrooklynBrooklyn Heights and sections ofBay Ridge throughout the morning and early afternoon Tuesday. More than 400 residents of Brooklyn Heights had cast their ballots by 11 a.m. at the polling site at 101 Clark St. The same trend was apparent at Borough Hall.Lorraine Memminger, accessibility clerk at the polling site, told the Brooklyn Eagle at 1:15 p.m., “They were pouring in since six this morning and it hasn’t stopped yet. It’s a great turnout; it’s wonderful.” One voter speculated the unexpected contest between District 33 City Councilmember Stephen Levinand political novice Victoria Cambranes — both Greenpoint residents — may have sparked local interest. In Bay Ridge, the polling site at the High School of Telecommunications on 67th Street was also lively, but things were slower at New Utrecht High School on 80th Street. Republican John Quaglione was up against Democrat Justin Brannan to succeed departing CouncilmemberVincent Gentile in District 43. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

~COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN FESTIVAL BIGGER THAN EVER: Brooklyn’sbiggest comic book festival is ditching its home ground in Williamsburg to come to Pratt Institute at double its usual size this year. The annual Comic Arts Brooklyn festival will feature more than 100 artists, cartoonists, zine-makers and others on Saturday, Nov. 11. There will be live painting set up all day, a T-shirt printing area and a playable video game arcade, all curated by the festival’s founders Gabe Fowler and Matthew James-Wilson. In addition to the hands-on activities, panels and talks will discuss the ways comics can explore personal history, identity and autobiography, with a final talk byMichael Tisserand on the legacy of comics. The event is expected to start at11 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. at the Clinton Hill-based art institute. (via Hyperallergic)

~Spotlight on Brain Tumors — How Surgery at a Brooklyn Hospital Helped a Woman Survive: With the battle being waged by U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) against brain cancer featured in the news over the past few months, doctors at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn decided to publicly discuss a case involving Diana Lipari, 36, a patient who survived a brain tumor and continues to thrive under their care. Dr. David Gordon, director of cranial, vascular and skull-base neurosurgery at the hospital, operated on Lipari after a 2-inch tumor was discovered at the base of her skull. “Dr. Gordon saved my life. I’ll never, ever take one moment for granted,” Lipari said. The first symptom of trouble for Lipari, a former teacher, was a severe headache. She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, where the tumor was discovered during radiological tests. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)


Staff Picks:    

LONG READ: Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators to trailHollywood’s young starlets, as well as journalists. (via the New Yorker)

ANOTHER LONG READ: “The Untold Stories of Election Day 2016: What Really Happened?” (via Esquire)

WATCH: Hear from the survivors of the Texas church shooting. (via Time)

TRAVEL: Since 1969, Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet has been affecting travel in a major way. (via CNN)



NATIONAL BULLETIN: Florida State University suspends all Greek lifefollowing the death of a fraternity pledge…Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay dies in a plane crash…And Americans remain optimistic about job opportunities, despite incomes lagging. (via CNN, USA Today and LA Times)

FOREIGN FLASH: The bodies of 26 young Nigerian women were found in the Mediterranean SeaThe Pentagon estimates possible casualties in a yet-to-happen Korean war…And the Paradise Papers reveal financial hideaways across the globe. (via NYT, The Atlantic and BBC)

 ROYAL WATCH: A former Navy Wren says she was rescued by Queen Elizabeth after an accident at sea, and treated like royalty aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. (via Express)  



8:00AM – 11:00PM — Loss for Words at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building.Details.

8:00AM – 10:00PM — What Is It, Then, Between Us. Details.

8:00AM – 3:00PM — Bartel-Pritchard Square Wednesday Greenmarket.Details.

10:00AM – 4:00PM — Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crises. Details.

10:30AM – 11:30AM — Little Scientist: Science Baby. Details.

11:00AM – 6:00PM — My Shot: Portraits from Hamilton. Details.

11:00AM – 6:00PM — Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.Details.

11:00AM – 6:00PM — Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo.Details.

11:00AM – 5:00PM — Alfred Leslie: The World Is Charged with the Grandeur of God. Details.

NOON – 5:00PM — Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy.Details.
NOON – 5:00PM — The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.Details.

NOON – 2:00PM — 79th Kristallnacht Anniversary commemoration. Details.

1:00PM – 3:00PM — Historic Trolley Tours. Details.

2:00PM – 7:00PM — Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend. Details.

3:00PM – 10:00PM — Bang Temple No. 2 Scratch(es). Details.
6:30PM – 7:45PM — Metal Yoga. Details.
6:30PM – 8:00PM — Women’s Suffrage Turns 100 Part 3: The “Nasty Woman” Stigma. Details.

7:00PM – 8:30PM — Trappist Beer Travels Book Event. Details.
7:30PM — Lydia Loveless. Details.
7:30PM — Man to Man. Details.
7:30PM — Aroundtown. Details.
7:30PM — Nitehawk Shorts Festival. Details.

8:00PM — Tegan and Sara the Con X Tour 10th Anniversary of the Con.Details.

 EAGLE SPORTS: D’Angelo Russell leads the Nets to their first win on the road against the Phoenix Suns. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)



Happy birthday to Edgardo Alfonzo, Calvin Borel, Sam Bradford, Mary Hart,Christie Hefner, Ricki Lee Jones, Norman Lloyd, Parker Posey, Bonnie Raitt,Gordon RamsayTara Reid, Matthew Rhys, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Alfre Woodard and Kevin Young!

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