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Brooklyn Today: Should NY kill daylight saving time?

November 4, 2019 Brooklyn Today
Here’s the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Clocktower seen from the intersection of Bergen Street and Fourth Avenue. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan
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THE LEDE: Good morning! Assemblymember Angelo Morinello, a Republican from Niagara Falls, is sponsoring a bill that would put an end to daylight saving time forever in New York State. “Studies show more accidents, heart incidents and work-related injuries” on the Monday following the annual loss of an hour of sleep, Morinello said.

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~ 20 YEARS ON, GIULIANI’S BROOKLYN MUSEUM BATTLE HINTED AT HIS TRUMPIST TRANSFORMATION: In 1999, Donald Trump was busy trying to build a NASCAR raceway near New York City and first flirting with the idea of running for president. His future personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani — then the two-term mayor of New York City — spent the fall mired in literal and figurative dung.

~ DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME SUCKS, POLS SAY. SHOULD NEW YORK KILL IT?: No one is sure why we still subject ourselves to the disruptive time-shifting. Established more than 100 years ago, daylight saving time was designed to reduce energy consumption and add more daylight hours.

~ THE JUKEBOX MAN: TERRY SWORDS BRINGS MUSIC TO THE STREETS IN PROSPECT HEIGHTS: On the sidewalk in front of a converted garage at 838 Dean St. in Prospect Heights stands a jukebox with an accompanying chalkboard sign coaxing passersby to “Play Me, Rent Me.”

~ TWO BAY RIDGE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TO MERGE: Faced with declining enrollments, two Bay Ridge Catholic schools have decided to stave off elimination by merging and creating a new academy that will focus on science, engineering and the arts.

~ 101 YEARS LATER, DEADLIEST SUBWAY CRASH IN NEW YORK REMEMBERED: A year after the 100th anniversary of the deadly Malbone Street subway wreck, which killed 93 people, a bronze plaque was finally installed at the Prospect Park station near where the deadly crash took place.

~ NEW EXHIBIT AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM FEATURES ARTISTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: Overseen by the Institute for Community Living in East New York in partnership with the museum, the exhibition offers a unique window into voices that have been traditionally excluded.

~ SENIORS TAKE OVER CROWN HEIGHTS BIKE SAFETY FORUM: A Crown Heights town hall aimed at expanding bike access for communities of color was quickly overtaken by seniors looking to shift the focus from bike safety to senior safety.

~ MAN FATALLY SHOT IN HEAD IN BUSHWICKNaim Moore, 41, was found by cops with a bullet wound to the head around 9:00 p.m. near the corner of Eldert Street and Wilson Avenue. He was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

~ CITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CHECKED IN ON MAN KILLED BY COP — AFTER HE DIED: Less than a week after police fatally shot a schizophrenic man who seriously injured a cop in a Brooklyn nail salon, his sister got a shocking call from a city mental health official. (THE CITY)


~ Wegmans is finally here, but it’s missing one crucial thing. (Grub Street)
~ Diners swarmed to Peter Luger last week to show their support  following The New York Times‘ scathing review of the restaurant. (Daily Mail)
~ “New York City Council calls for Grubhub to refund restaurants” (NYT)


READ: “The Wing: how an exclusive women’s club sparked a thousand arguments” (The Guardian)

EAT: Here are the 12 hottest brunch spots in New York City, including two restaurants in Brooklyn. (Eater)

CARTOON: President Trump carves a pumpkin(The Week)

~ OPINION: Aaron Sorkin writes an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg(NYT)


6:30PM — Building Tops and Top Buildings: Sam Roberts in Conversation with Andrew Dolkart at Brooklyn Historical Society. Details.

7:00PM — Story/Teller: Deborah Levy Presents “The Man Who Saw Everything” at The Center for Fiction. Details.

7:00PM — Angela Saini presents “Superior” McNally Jackson Williamsburg. Details.


In 1947, the Brooklyn Eagle reported, “Hundreds of families seeking admission to Marcy Houses and other low-rent housing projects in the city, to be opened next month, already have applications distributed by the New York City Housing Authority.”

Felicity Jones sits in a chair on the latest cover of Porter Magazine.

“What ongoing Markle family drama tells us about Meghan and Harry’s media strategy” (Vanity Fair)

The Kings, Warriors and Nets have all fallen short so far this season. (The Ringer)


Happy birthday to Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Macchio, Dez Bryant, Kathy Griffin, Sean Combs and Laura Bush.

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