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Brooklyn Today November 28: Carroll Gardens Park Has Most Rodent Complaints in City

November 28, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Tuesday, Brooklyn! A Carroll Gardens park has the most rodent complaints in the city, walls are crumbling at a Bay Ridge subway station, and the borough has a major bus issue. Plus, the New York Jets visit the Fort Hamilton Army Base, President Trump continues to voice his support for Roy Moore, and we share a list with the drunkest city in every state. Finally, Norway plans to kill 2,000 reindeer, an Indian man gets 100 nails removed from his stomach, and a bobcat survives a 50-mile trip after getting stuck in a car’s grill in Virginia.
IMPRINT: Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue Paris “with love.”

The Rundown

~STRINGER: NEW JOBS IN BROOKLYN, BUT BUSES DON’T GO THERE:According to a report issued by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, the city’s bus system is glacially slow, inefficient and is increasingly failing to transport workers to where their jobs are. Brooklyn is arguably the borough most impacted by MTA’s inability to keep up, with more than five rapidly changing neighborhoods among the city’s 13 most underserved: Williamsburg,Greenpoint, the Carroll Gardens-Columbia Street-Red Hook area, theSheepshead Bay-Gerritsen Beach-Manhattan Beach area andHomecrest. A growing number of city residents now work at jobs located within their home borough or in an adjacent (non-Manhattan) borough, Stringer says. But according to the study, bus routes aren’t connecting to these new jobs centers. From 2006 to 2016, the number of jobs located in Brooklyn jumped by 49 percent — but only 5 percent in Manhattan. But the bus map never changed to accommodate these new commuting patterns, Stringer says. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~CARROLL GARDENS PARK HAS MOST RODENT COMPLAINTS IN CITY: Rats like to fool around on the playground equipment too, and according to 311 complaints, they prefer the facilities at Brooklyn’s Carroll Park. The Carroll Gardens park’s 49 reports this year easily bested Prospect Park’s seven. The significantly smaller park actually doubled that number this month, with 13 complaints so far. The city says it took “aggressive action” roughly seven weeks ago and is already seeing “positive results.” “They are all over the place, exactly where the kids play,” said Diellza Kasimi, a Brooklyn mom. “They were even climbing the playground equipment!” A Parks Department worker said the space has as many as 70 burrows with hundreds of rats living in them.(via New York Post)
~THE WALLS ARE CRUMBLING IN BAY RIDGE: Early morning Sundaytravels got exciting when a train rolled into the 86th Street Bay Ridge R station and a piece of the wall fell onto the tracks. It got less exciting for the 30 passengers who were trapped on the train as it took 12 hours for transit workers to remove the tile from the tracks. Photos of the wall piece sprang onto social media, retweeted throughout the day by councilmember-electJustin Brannan, who wrote, “$24 million spent on the Bay Ridge Ave station. Maybe they could have thrown 86th Street a few bones?” Since the incident, elected officials and residents are demanding that the city fix the station. “We all know the state ultimately controls the MTA but that doesn’t mean we, as city lawmakers, can just simply shrug our shoulders, not when our subways are literally falling apart,” Brannan told us.  (via New York Post and Brooklyn Eagle)
~NEW YORK JETS VISIT FORT HAMILTON ARMY BASE: Three members of the New York Jets spent an entire day at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge. They came to spend time with troops and coach a football game between two teams of army soldiers. Jets quarterback Josh McCown, linebacker Demario Davis and wide receiver Chad Hansen also coached a friendly flag football match last week at the Fort Hamilton Athletic Field. The Jets donated customized green and white team jerseys and official footballs for what they dubbed “Fort Hamilton’s Turkey Bowl.” McCown was impressed with the majestic views of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. “This is my first time in Brooklyn,” McCown said. “What better way to experience it than being down here by the water and to be on this base and see everything. It’s really cool!”(via Brooklyn Eagle)

Staff Picks:    

LONG READ: “Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?” (via The New Yorker)
ANOTHER LONG READ: A debate ensues: Is it possible to enjoy and appreciate the work of monstrous men(The Paris Review)
VACATION: Thanksgiving may be over, but there are still several holidays on the horizon. Here are some tips on how to survive the holidays with your family. (via Boston Phoenix)
DRINK: Here’s a list with the drunkest city in every state. Don’t worry, NYC doesn’t make the cut. (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)


NATIONAL BULLETIN: President Trump voices his support for Roy Moore, despite accusations of sexual misconduct…Capitol Hill’s Christmas trees arrives…And in Virginia, a bobcat survives a 50-mile trip after it gets stuck in the grill of a car. (via NYT, USA Today and WTVR)                  
FOREIGN FLASH: A man in India has 200 coins, 100 nails and shards of glass removed from his stomach…Norway plans to kill 2,000 reindeer…And a South African wins Miss Universe(NYDN, USA Today and CNN)

Here’s a guide on everything you ever wanted to know about each member of the Royal Family. (via PopSugar)


3:00PM — The Trial of Adolf Eichmann at Museum of Jewish Heritage. Details.  
6:30PM — Modernism in the Victorian Era at New-York Historical Society.Details.
6:30PM – 11:00PM — This is Home Ski Movie at The William Vale. Details.
7:00PM — Remembering Helen Frankenthaler at Albertine. Details.
7:00PM — Jesse Marchant at Union Pool. Details.
7:00PM — NYRR Open Run at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.

7:00PM — The Fountainhead at BAM Gilman Opera House. Details.
7:00PM — The Wine Lover’s Daughter: Anne Fadiman at McNally Jackson.Details.

7:00PM – 9:00PM —  New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Robert Grossman on His Work at The New School. Details.
7:30PM — Uptown Showdown: Early Birds vs. Night Owls at Symphony Space.Details.

 EAGLE SPORTS: “Brooklyn Nets epitomize the term ‘Next Man Up’” (via FanSided)

Happy birthday to Michael Bennet, Alfonso Cuarón, Berry Gordy Jr.,Bryshere Y. Gray, Ed Harris, Gary Hart, Ryan Kwanten, S. Epatha Merkerson, Judd Nelson, Randy Newman, Paul Shaffer, Jon Stewart, Matt Williams andMary Elizabeth Winstead!

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