Brooklyn Today November 13: Brooklyn Bridge Park Waterfront Plans to Ramp Up Activities
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THE LEDE: Happy Monday, Brooklyn! Plans are revealed for more activities along the Brooklyn waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a woman speaks about revolutionizing female surfing, and Louis C.K. is accused of sexual misconduct. Plus, a German nurse accused of murder racks up more charges, Brooklyn pet owners discuss their furry friends, and the British royal family’sdiet is examined. Finally, a Brooklyn woman is faced with a trademark legal battle with the late musician Prince, the world’s first self-driving “rail bus” debuts in China, and we wish a happy birthday to Brooklyn native Jimmy Kimmel!
IMPRINT: Meryl Streep graces the cover of December’s Vogue U.S.
~’NEED MORE WATER IN WATERFRONT,’ SAYS MARITIME ACTIVATION PLAN IN BBP STUDY: Where cargo ships once docked, the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park has drawn millions to Brooklyn’s shoreline. The park’s efforts to find ways to do more along the water have been lauded by numerous organizations and the maritime community. Park visitors can launch a kayak, take sailing lessons or cast a fishing line directly into the East River. Now, after a year of study, the nonprofit Waterfront Alliance has released aMaritime Activation Plan, which suggests new ways to expand the park’s waterfront offerings. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~BROOKLYN RESIDENTS DISCUSS AFFINITY FOR THEIR ADOPTED FURRY FRIENDS: Despite tight living quarters and hectic schedules, New Yorkers still make time for their pets. One in three households in New York City has a pet, which is half of the national average, but still impressive for the city that never sleeps. The Huffington Post recently ranked New York City as one of the top 10 most dog-friendly cities in the U.S., citing the city’s walkability as the main reason. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
~BROOKLYN ARTIST BURNED BY PRINCE: A Brooklyn artist is faced with the difficult task of finding a pro bono lawyer to fight against the late musicianPrince’s estate in an eyeglass trademark legal battle. Claudia Washingtonbuilt her company 3RDEYEWEAR around her creation of glasses covered with “healing crystals” that symbolize the mystical third eye. All was going well until she received a cease and desist letter from lawyers of Prince’s estate sayingher company conflicts with the musician’s trademark, 3RDEYEGIRL. The lawyers argued Washington’s company could get confused with Prince’s all-female band and trademark for many products, including sunglasses. New York attorney Peter Cane foresees a tough legal battle going forward for Washington, but she says she’s up for it. “I’m a fighter,” Washington said. “I’m a survivor, not a victim.” (via PIX 11)
~NEW TRANSIT MUSEUM EXHIBIT EXPLORES GROWTH OF DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN: Unless the train gets stuck under the East River, a trip fromDowntown Brooklyn to Manhattan takes a few minutes, but in 1642, it required blowing a horn attached to a tree in DUMBO to call for a ferry. Unlike the new NYC ferries though, it was a simple rowboat owned by a nearby farmer who would stop what he was doing to transport passengers for 6 cents. The New York Transit Museum’s new exhibit, “From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn,” tells these tales of how transportation built the heart of Brooklyn. Senior Manager of Exhibitions Robert Del Bagno said transportation has influenced Brooklyn’s development since the 1600s, with regular ferry service. “Roads were built to the ferry landing and businesses and residences were built along them,” Del Bagno said. With skyscrapers nabbing construction approval and sprouting up, he says the borough’s future development will also be linked to its extensive transportation services. (via Brownstoner)
LONG READ: How the recent Manhattan terror attack affected a victim’s friend. (via Vanity Fair)
WATCH: A revolution of female surfing: from competing in the boys’ division to forming the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing. (via The Atlantic)
FASHION: How dressing the way she wants makes one woman a better boss. (via Quartzy)
FOREIGN FLASH: China tries out the world’s first self-driving “rail bus”…Remains of an extinct lion from the Ice Age were found in Russia…Andnew charges emerge against the German killer nurse. (via Quartz, National Geographic and BBC)
ROYAL WATCH: “No Pasta and Other Weird Food Rules the British Royal Family Must Follow” (via Culture Cheat Sheet)
10:00AM – 11:00AM — Moving for Life/Dance Exercise for Health. Details.
11:00AM – 11:45AM — Toddler Yoga. Details.
4:30PM — Strange Victories: Black Soldiers and World War II. Details.
6:30PM – 8:00PM — Digital Democracy: How Technology Impacts Politics.Details.
EAGLE SPORTS: “St. Francis, LIU-Brooklyn Soccer Ready for NEC Playoffs” (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Happy birthday to Gerard Butler, Monique Coleman, Sheila E. Frazier,Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Joe Mantegna, Chris Noth, Tracy Scroggins, Vinny Testaverde, Dana Vollmer and Steve Zahn!
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