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Brooklyn Today May 29: ‘Gotham’ Actress Erin Richards Buys $1.62-Million Home in Bed-Stuy

May 29, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Tuesday, Brooklyn! BRIC’s latest town hall tackles the war on drugs, MTA’s new “Atlantic Ticket” receives praise, and the New York lottery sets a sales record. Plus, actress Erin Richards buys a brownstone in Bed-Stuy, a new pie shop comes to Clinton Hill, and Two Trees expands intoGowanus. Finally, we share the best waterfront restaurants in the city, Red Hook native Carmelo Anthony turns 34 today, and the Brooklyn Historical Society honors former Eagle editor and poet Walt Whitman.         
 
IMPRINT: Jeff Goldblum poses by the pool on the July cover of GQ UK.

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The Rundown
 

~BRIC TV’S LATEST TOWN HALL TACKLES THE WAR ON DRUGS: It’s the hot-button issue that’s being debated all over the city. A panel gathered last week for a BRIC TV Town Hall, moderated by Brian Vines, to discuss the legalization and decriminalization of drugs. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez was a guest on the panel. He began the talk recounting his youth inEast New York and witnessing virtually an entire generation of his peers stigmatized by drug-related arrests and convictions. “It helped ruin generations of young people — particularly black and brown people — in my neighborhood,” Gonzalez said. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~MTA’S ‘ATLANTIC TICKET’ TEST HAILED BY BP ADAMS: MTA will soon be launching a discounted transit pass called the Atlantic Ticket, which will take riders to Atlantic Terminal from East New York and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, and seven stations in Queens. The nine stations are located in neighborhoods poorly served by the subway. The plan, called a “field study” by MTA, will kick off June 6. MTA says the study is “designed to measure what impact the lower fare will have on ridership on the LIRR and New York City subways and buses.” The test was hailed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams(via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~NY LOTTERY SETS SALES RECORD, HAULING IN NEARLY $10B IN 2017 FISCAL YEAR: The New York Lottery has hit a record for sales. State lottery officials said Friday that total sales of lottery tickets and video lottery games came in at just under $10 billion for the fiscal year that ended March 31. That’s up from $9.7 billion the year before, and a record for the lottery. After prize money and operating expenses were deducted, nearly $3.4 billion went to education programs, a $105 million increase over the previous year. Started in 1967, New York’s lottery is the largest in the nation by sales, with more than 17,000 retailers statewide participating. (AP via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~’GOTHAM’ ACTRESS ERIN RICHARDS BUYS $1.62 MILLION HOME IN BED-STUY: Actress Erin Richards has bought a two-story brownstone house in Bedford-Stuyvesant for $1.62 million. The Welsh actress is best known for her role as Barbara Kean in the “Gotham” TV series, where she plays Jim Gordon’s fiancee. The house spans 3,120 square feet and stands 20 feet wide. The five-bedroom home is being divided to allow a rental unit, also two stories high. The TV star’s side of the duplex has exposed brick, a chef’s kitchen and a formal dining area. A wood-panelled patio leads to a beautifully landscaped garden outside. (New York Post via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~PETEE’S PIE CO. OPENS NEW LOCATION IN CLINTON HILL: Petee’s Pie Shop has opened a new store at 505 Myrtle Ave. The eatery already feels like an established neighborhood business and has a family-friendly vibe, according to Edible Brooklyn. Co-owners Robert Paredez and his wife Petra expanded to Clinton Hill all while taking care of a newborn baby. The pie shop includes a full espresso bar, biscuit sandwiches for breakfast, and a lunch menu with salads and sandwiches. The Hudson Valley pies, however, take the cake as the main attraction. (Edible Brooklyn via Brooklyn Eagle)
 
~TWO TREES EXPANDS TERRITORY IN GOWANUS: The real estate development firm Two Trees Management recently closed on a deal for a collection of buildings in Gowanus worth $115 million. The company purchased a 70,000-square-foot building, along with a 100,000-square-foot parking lot at 1-37 12th St. for approximately $65 million. The site includes a former Pathmark store and sits next to their previously acquired 400,000-square-foot Lowe’s site at 118 Second Ave. The Lowe’s site deal closed in April for $53 million. The assemblage covers roughly 15 acres and has about 1.25 million square feet of buildable space. (Crain’s via Brooklyn Eagle)

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Staff Picks:   
 

LONG READ: “The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump” (via NYT Magazine)
 
ANOTHER LONG READ: National Role Model: A 16-year-old girl takes on gun culture in her conservative Wyoming town. (via WaPo)
 
CARTOON: President Trump has a nightmare(via The New Yorker)
 
EAT: Summer will be here soon. Here are New York City’s 16 coolestwaterfront restaurants, including eight in Brooklyn. (via Eater)

 
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NATIONAL BULLETIN: Chicago installs 30,000 cameras to try and reduce crime…A small Maryland town is crippled by flash flooding…And here’s what the TSA does with confiscated items(via NYT, USA Today and Time)             
 
FOREIGN FLASH: A man in Mali scales a building to save a child dangling from a balcony…America and North Korea may meet after all…And Antartica has massive mountain ranges under its ice. (via NYT, USA Today and WaPo)                                   
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 ROYAL WATCH: 
Here’s a look inside the Canadian lodge where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might stay for their honeymoon. (via Harper’s Bazaar)

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BROOKLYN TONIGHT     
 

11:00AM – 6:00PM — Pride & Loss at Jenkins Johnson Projects. Details.
 
12:00PM — A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia at 92nd Street Y.Details.
 
12:00PM – 8:00PM — Coney Art Walls at Coney Island. Details.
 
3:00PM – 5:00PM — Ed Center Open Hours at Environmental Education Center. Details.
 
6:00PM – 9:00PM — Infinity at Cafe Erzulie. Details.  
 
6:30PM — Walt Whitman Turns 199: Harbors, Heights, and a Brooklyn Celebration. Details.
 
6:45PM — NYRR Open Run at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Details.
 
7:00PM – 11:00PM — The Secret Society of the Sisterhood at Green-Wood Cemetery. Details.
 
7:30PM — Pamela Druckerman: “There Are No Grown-Ups” with Jancee Dunn at Books Are Magic. Details.
 
7:30PM — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu: The 2018 Kahn Humanities Lecture at Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library. Details.  

       

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EAGLE SPORTS: Ronald Nored, Long Island Nets head coach, gets NBA gig in Charlotte” (via NetsDaily)

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MILESTONES
 
Happy birthday to Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Conway, Mel B, Annette Bening, Laverne Cox, Eric Davis, Paul Ehrlich, Melissa Etheridge, Rupert Everett, Anthony Geary, Riley Keough, Jerry Moran, Adrian Paul, Al Unser Sr., Fay Vincent and Lisa Whelchel!  
 
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].


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