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Brooklyn Today November 2: Woman’s Body Found Floating in Bay Ridge Channel

November 2, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Friday! Trucks battle for parking spaces, spring comes early to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and we remember the Malbone Street wreck. Plus, a woman’s body is found floating in the Bay Ridge Channel, an Arab-American group joins the effort to unseat Marty Golden, and Amy’s Bread opens inBrooklyn Heights. Finally, we recommend the hottest restaurants in Brooklyn this month, and the Nets win a nail-biter.
IMPRINT: Jennifer Lopez graces the December cover of InStyle U.S.

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The Rundown

~WOMAN’S BODY FOUND FLOATING IN BAY RIDGE CHANNEL, RECOVERED AT 58TH STREET PIER: A woman’s body was spotted and recovered near the 58th Street Pier this morning in Sunset Park. According to authorities, at around 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, the female body was found in the water in the Bay Ridge Channel and was removed to Pier 4 at 58th Street and First Avenue. The woman was fully clothed. A police source added that someone taking the ferry to 58th Street saw her floating and called 911. She was described by the source as a female Asian in her 40s. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~SPRING HITS BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, IN NOVEMBER: Spring Break. In November. It was 70 degrees yesterday in Brooklyn. Sev-en-ty de-grees. Did you play hooky from work and spend the balmy day outdoors? Brooklyn Bridge Park is full of scenic spots where you can unplug for a few hours from life in stressful, pre-midterm-elections America. The unseasonable warmth is expected to last only through today, predicts. So carpe that diem. Get some fresh air, for heaven’s sake. And leave your heavy jacket at home. (via Brooklyn Eagle)
~CEREMONY HELD TO COMMEMORATE ANNIVERSARY OF DEADLY 1918 SUBWAY CRASH THAT KILLED 93: City officials, historians and FDNY “brass” met at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Malbone Street wreck, the worst tragedy in New York City mass transit history. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams pointed out that the crash, which killed 93 people and injured more than 200, was as well known then as the events of 9/11 are today. The wreck was so traumatic that Malbone Street, the street atop the tunnel in which it happened, was renamed Empire Boulevard.(via Brooklyn Eagle)
~WHERE THE TRUCKS HAVE NO HOME: A BROOKLYN BATTLE FOR PARKING SPACE: The Foster Avenue frontage road between East 83rd and East 87th is the flashpoint in a rift between the Brooklyn Terminal Market, a neighborhood stalwart, and a group of truck drivers who say they’re getting short shrift from a newly accelerated policy of ticketing and towing tractor-trailers. While the roadside is designated a no-standing zone during overnight hours, it has long been used as a de facto parking lot for big rigs. But now, at the market’s request, it’s the target of an aggressive police crackdown on illegal commercial parking. (The Bridge via Brooklyn Eagle)
~ARAB-AMERICAN GROUP JOINS EFFORT TO UNSEAT SEN. MARTY GOLDEN: The Arab-American and Muslim communities of Bay Ridge have grown considerably during the past 20 years, and many of their members have become politically active. The Rev. Khader El-Yateem’s unsuccessful campaign for City Council last year mobilized many in the community, and organizers from the campaign have put together an organization known asYalla Brooklyn, roughly meaning “Let’s Go Brooklyn.” Now, Yalla Brooklyn has joined the effort to unseat the area’s Republican State Sen. Marty Golden and elect Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes(WNYC via Brooklyn Eagle)
~AMY’S BREAD OPENS IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: The first Brooklyn location for gourmet bakery Amy’s Bread opened this week in Brooklyn Heights at 311 Henry St., the former location of Tazza. The store, which opened on Tuesday, offers bread, pastries, sandwiches and coffee. Amy’s Bread has seven other locations, all in Manhattan. (Brownstoner via Brooklyn Eagle)


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Staff Picks:   

LONG READ: “The Time Bandits of Southern California: The true story of a ring of thieves who stole millions of dollars’ worth of luxury watches — and the special agent who brought them down.” (via GQ)
ANOTHER LONG READ: Hop on board and see the gruesome and terrifying life of an Indonesian whaler(The Atavist Magazine)
EAT: From Cobble Hill to East WilliamsburgGreenpoint to Prospect Heights, here are Brooklyn’s hottest restaurants for November. (via Eater)
CARTOON: President Trump has a little bit of trouble reading the Constitution(via The New Yorker)


NATIONAL BULLETIN: Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he supports an employee walkout…Amazon officially raises its minimum wage to $15…And a colorful and rare Mandarin duck is seen in Central Park. (via CNBC, Cleveland 19 and CBS)                   
FOREIGN FLASH: black box is found from the Lion Air plane crash…Mexico takes a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana…And the mayor of Taipei releases a rap video(via The Guardian, ABC News and CityLab)


ROYAL WATCH: Got the time? Here are the royal family’s seven most expensive watches(via INSIDER)



8:00AM – 6:00PM — Science Denial: Lessons and Solutions New York Academy of Sciences. Details.
12:00PM — Food Justice at Van Alen Institute. Details.
3:00PM – 6:00PM — Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition at Old Stone House. Details.
6:30PM — MetFridays: History and Conspiracy at The Met Breuer. Details.
6:30PM — Smarter New York City: How City Agencies Innovate at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Details.
7:00PM — “Morbid Anatomy” Opens Bridging Two Worlds Exhibition at the Green-Wood Cemetery. Details.
7:00PM — In Search of Greatness: Documentary Film Premiere Screening, Panel Discussion with Iconic Athletes at 92nd Street Y. Details.
7:30PM — Liza Donnelly: “Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are” at Books Are Magic. Details.
8:00PM – 11:00PM — Día de Muertos Party at American Museum of Natural History. Details.
10:00PM — NovemBEER Dance Party at The Well. Details.   


EAGLE SPORTS: Spencer Dinwiddie never has to be reminded that the Detroit Pistons gave up on him after selecting him 38th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. Instead, he’s the one that keeps reminding his former organization that it made a big mistake in not recognizing his formidable talents earlier. Dinwiddie, a finalist for the NBA’s Most Improved Player a season ago, almost single-handedly turned what appeared to be the Nets’ fourth consecutive loss into a scintillating 120-119 overtime victory over Detroit on Halloween. “What can I say about Spencer? He was phenomenal,” Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said. (via Brooklyn Eagle)


Happy birthday to Pat Buchanan, Shere Hite, Shah Rukh Khan, K.D. Lang,Nelly, Stefanie Powers, Dave Stockton and Scott Walker!
Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at[email protected].

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