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Brooklyn Today: “Watch out for bombs, folks.”

June 14, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle
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THE LEDE: Happy Friday! Residents at a ferry planning meeting this week told officials they’re happy about the service, they’re just not thrilled about where it might be docking. Currently up for consideration are two spots in Coney Island Creek. Local activist Ida Sanoff warned officials to be “very, very fastidious” if they go ahead with either of the proposed locations, as there might be unexploded bombs.

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~ JAIL FAIL: BOERUM HILL BOARD DEMANDS SMALLER SCALE: Brooklyn Community Board 2 voted against the city’s plan to rebuild and expand the Brooklyn Detention Complex Wednesday — and set out a laundry list of recommendations that, if implemented by the city, would get the board’s support.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

~ ‘I VOTE, THEREFOR I BAM’: BAM EMPLOYEES TO VOTE ON UNION: Workers say joining Local 2110 UAW, the Technical, Office and Professional division of the United Auto Workers union, will make the famous Fort Greeneavant-garde theater, film and performance venue stronger and more democratic.

~ DON’T DOCK IN CONEY CREEK, RESIDENTS WARN FERRY OFFICIALS: The first location being considered is at Bayview Avenue and 33rd Street. The second is off the fishing pier at 29th Street and Neptune Avenue near Kaiser Park.

~ CRISIS AVERTED, WEEKSVILLE SEEKS LONG-TERM STABILITY: Faced with a financial scare, Weeksville Heritage Center turned to the public for help — and raised enough money to keep its doors open within six days. Now, the center is planning a final push to ensure the scare never happens again.

~ WU-TANG AND WALT: 10 THINGS TO DO IN BROOKLYN THIS WEEKEND: It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Brooklyn with temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. The sun will be shining on both Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to check out one or a few of these great events.

~ SERIAL SABOTEUR SCREWS WITH BROOKLYN’S SUBWAY TRACKS: What do a fire extinguisher, a shovel and a string of holiday lights have in common? They’ve all been used as ammo by a hooded culprit who has been meticulously placing items along Brooklyn subway tracks to wreak havocsince May.

~ WOMAN CLAIMS HER DAUGHTER LIED TO POLICE TO GET OCEAN HILL MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER: An Ocean Hill man is seeking to have his 2006 murder conviction overturned, claiming that one of the main witnesses in his case deliberately lied to the NYPD to implicate him.

~ MIDWOOD FIRES HOSPITALIZES 13, INCLUDING INFANT: The Thursday morning fire broke out at approximately 4 a.m. at 1492 E. 17th St. It took approximately three hours for firefighters to bring the blaze under control.


~ INSIDE THE PROTEST AT GERRITSEN BEACH’S DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR: The seemingly innocuous event known as Drag Queen Story Hour has taken place at libraries, schools and cultural institutions across Brooklyn for three years without issue — until recently.


~ Here’s an illustrated guide of pizza ovens in Brooklyn. (NYT)

~ Tony-winning actor BD Wong buys a former church in Brooklyn Heights. (New York Post)

~ At Ix in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Guatemalan stews are all the rage. (NYT)


~ READ: “ACLU alleges Coast Guard detained and abused fishermen” (The Atlantic)

~ EAT: Here are 23 new restaurants that opened in New York City this week, including 12 in Brooklyn. (Eater)

~ LAUGH: A patient is diagnosed with a strange disease. (The Week)

~ TRAVEL: Driven: How a 22-year-old mother became the first woman to drive across America (Medium)


6:00PM — Understanding Innovation at Metropolitan Museum of Art. Details.

6:00PM 8:30PM — The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week at Caveat. Details.

8:00PM — Dance Party at Bushwick City Farm. Details.


In 1937, the Eagle reported, “Thousands of Brooklyn fans who had planned to see the Dodgers meet the Reds this afternoon at Ebbets Field in the first game of a three-game series were disappointed. The Dodgers could not make the field in time because of a breakdown of the locomotive on their train that was carrying them from Grand Rapids, Mich.”

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Happy birthday to Lucy Hale, Jesy Nelson, Diablo Cody, Yasmine Bleeth, Marla Gibbs, Kevin McHale, Eric Heiden, Traylor Howard, Will Patton, Eddie Mekka, Donald Trump, Boy George, Sammy Watkins, Regan Burns and Alan Carr!

Brooklyn Today’s editor is Scott Enman. Contact him at [email protected].

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