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Brooklyn Today December 11: Cuomo Announces New Counterterrorism Measures

December 11, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Monday, Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new counterterrorism measures, the Mayor is coming to Windsor Terrace, and we give you a sneak peek of the Brooklyn nutcracker. Plus, State Sen. Brian Kavanagh promises to fight for Brooklyn, snow falls in Florida, and we share the 10 most expensive houses in the world. Finally, Pakistan will vote to end child marriage, Baker Mayfield wins the Heisman Trophy, and Canada will sell marijuana in liquor stores. Have a great week.
IMPRINT: Jessica Alba poses on the most recent cover of Good Housekeeping.


The Rundown

~AFTER ATTACKS, CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW COUNTERTERRORISM MEASURES: In light of recent terror attacks, including the murder of eight cyclists last month by a man driving down a bike path in lower Manhattan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that the state is launching a new counterterrorism advisory panel led by three security heavyweights.The panel will draw up recommendations for action in time for the governor’s State of the State speech. Kenneth Wainstein, former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush will be chairing the panel. Other members includeRaymond Kelly, the former New York City Police Commissioner, and Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security Advisor to President Barack Obama. The panel will draw up recommendations for action in time for the governor’s State of the State speech. In related news, New York City’s Office of Emergency Management has prepared a handy guide which tells those confronted by unexpected events what to do in an emergency. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~STATE SEN. BRIAN KAVANAGH: ‘BROOKLYN WILL NOT BE LOST IN THE SHUFFLE’: The Brooklyn waterfront’s new state Senator Brian Kavanagh wants residents of the 26th District Senate seat formerly held byDaniel Squadron to know that “Brooklyn will not be lost in the shuffle.” Kavanagh announced on Thursday that he has resigned from the New York State Assembly, where he represented the 74th District on Manhattan’s east side, and has taken his oath of office in the Senate, where he will be representing the Brooklyn waterfront from Greenpoint to Carroll Gardens as well as lower Manhattan. In a special election held during November’s general election, Kavanagh defeated Republican challenger Analicia Alexander with 85 percent of the vote. A Kavanagh spokesperson told us on Thursday that Kavanagh will be focusing on issues important to residents of the Brooklyn waterfront, including affordable housing, inappropriate development and overcrowded schools. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~‘THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER’: THE UNORTHODOX ADAPTATION OF A CLASSIC: At the Irondale Theater in Downtown BrooklynLynn Parkerson observes, corrects, perfects and stops the show. Wednesday was the last rehearsal of “The Brooklyn Nutcracker,” and it had to be as accurate as the show that about 60 dancers will perform in from Dec. 7 to 16. Parkerson is the artistic director of the Brooklyn Ballet. Since September, the company has been rehearsing for the performance, which had sold out shows last year. When Parkerson created this interpretation of the Christmas classic, she did it with the intention of paying tribute to the borough’s diversity. “I wanted it to reflect Brooklyn, which is a place with many many communities,” she said. The result was a fusion of ballet and other dance styles like belly dancing and Native American and West African dance. On the stage are hip-hop dancers flexing, popping and locking along to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s original classical score. (via Brooklyn Eagle)

~DE BLASIO COMING TO WINDSOR TERRACE FOR TOWN HALL:Residents of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park will get the chance to meet Mayor Bill de Blasio face to face and ask him anything they wish when he visits their area for a town hall this week. The mayor is coming to the 38th Council District on Thursday, Dec. 14 for a town hall to be hosted by CouncilmemberCarlos Menchaca. The event will take place at the Peter Rouget School, JHS/MS 88, at 544 Seventh Ave. (Seventh Avenue and 18th Street) at 8 p.m.The doors will open at 7 p.m. “Projects, policies and initiatives affecting the district will be announced,” Menchanca said in his statement. “Attendees will be asked to participate in an extended question and answer session with the mayor and his senior administration officials.” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, state Sen. Jesse Hamilton and Assemblymember Felix Ortiz are co-hosting the town hall. (via Brooklyn Eagle)


Staff Picks:   

LONG READ: “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth” (via ProPublica)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Some athletes make millions of dollars, but still end up going broke. Here’s how(via Sports Illustrated)
TRAVEL: “36 Hours in Ljubljana, Slovenia” (via NYT)
REAL ESTATE: Here are the 10 most expensive houses in the world. (via Time)


NATIONAL BULLETIN: Snow falls in Florida…America’s first private high-speed train is coming to Florida…And Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfieldwins the Heisman Trophy(via Miami Herald, NPR and NYT)                 
FOREIGN FLASH: Pakistan will vote to end child marriage…Take a tour of China’s version of Florida…And Canada will sell marijuana in liquor stores.(via Time, NYT and USA Today)   


 ROYAL WATCH: Ever wonder how the Royal Family spends its Christmas each year? Here’s your answer(via Inside)



12:00PM  5:00PM — The way we were at Stand4. Details.
12:00PM  6:00PM — The ShopUp – The best family holiday market at 501 Union. Details.
12:30PM — Pinocchio at Puppet Works. Details.
12:30PM  2:30PM — True Heart Susie/Silent Movie at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library. Details.
1:00PM  6:00PM — Bête Noire at FiveMyles. Details.
6:30PM — Charting China’s Digital Economy at Asia Society and Museum.Details.
6:30PM — The First Amendment: The Constitution on Campus at New-York Historical Society. Details.
7:00PM — An Evening with Kestutis Nakas at Museum of Modern Art. Details.
7:00PM — An Evening with Khizr Khan at Temple Emanu-El. Details.
7:00PM — Why Yemen Matters at National September 11 Memorial & Museum.Details.
 EAGLE SPORTS: Kenny Atkinson: Nets like a ‘start-up company’ with long hours, hard work” (via Nets Daily)


Happy birthday to Jay Bell, Mos Def, Gary Dourdan, Teri Garr, David Gates,Tom Hayden, Jermaine Jackson, John Kerry, Brenda Lee, Donna Mills, Mo’Nique, Rita Moreno, Susan Seidelman, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Streit, Rider Strong, Ken Wahl and Curtis Williams!

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