Brooklyn Today March 15: Brooklyn Today: Happy birthday to Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
Good morning, and happy birthday to Brooklyn legend Ruth Bader Ginsburg! The Supreme Court justice turns 86 today, though she doesn’t look a day over 40. The Notorious RBG lived in Flatbush, attended James Madison High School (just like Bernie Sanders), and she could be receiving a very special gift this year. Thanks to Borough President Eric Adams, she might be getting a buildingnamed after her in Downtown Brooklyn.
HOTEL MAKEOVER FOR CONEY ISLAND’S SHORE THEATER OK’D BY LANDMARKS
The revised design plan has a vertical sign that spells out the words “SHORE HOTEL” in red metal letters studded with bare light bulbs.
BROOKLYN PROSECUTOR ENTERS SEX WORK DECRIMINALIZATION DEBATE
Police should arrest traffickers and people who purchase and promote sex, advocates say, but not sex workers.
COUNCIL APPROVES 570 FULTON ST. HIGH-RISE DESPITE LOCAL OBJECTIONS
A proposed 40-story skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn is a step closer to reality after the City Council greenlighted the project Wednesday.
ALLEGED GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY MOBSTER CHARGED WITH MURDERING OLD FRIEND IN BROOKLYN
Anthony Pandrella, 59, was indicted and charged with the Hobbs Act robbery and murder of 78-year-old Vincent Zito.
PODCAST: ARE SKYSCRAPERS A BURDEN ON DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN?
The Brooklyn skyline has changed dramatically over the past 15 years to include homogenous buildings filled with offices and condos for the ultra wealthy. On this week’s episode, we’re talking about development and the changing landscape of the borough.
HOW BROOKLYN BECAME THE NEW HOTSPOT FOR HIGH-PROFILE EVENTS
The Brooklyn brand’s evolution from gritty to glamorous has reached a new chapter. (The Bridge)
More Brooklyn News
A Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster is vandalized with anti-semitic graffiti in Greenpoint. (NBC News)
Beto O’Rourke confirmed he’s running for president on Wednesday. “I’m just born to do this,” he said. Here’s a look inside his thinking as he came to grips with that decision. (The New Yorker)
From Gravesend to Greenpoint, here are the 30 best first date spots in Brooklyn. (Eater)
Like spring flowers, another democrat enters the 2020presidential race. (The New Yorker)
“36 Hours in Miami and Miami Beach” (NYT)
⌛ ON THIS DAY:
In 1952, the Eagle reported, “The State Senate yesterday unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon Congress to make a national shrine of the long-ignored burial place of the 256 Marylanders whose rearguard action … [enabled] American forces to escape from Long Island after the defeat of the Battle of Brooklyn.”
Beto O’Rourke poses on a dirt road with his dog on the latest cover of Vanity Fair.
👑 ROYAL WATCH:
Prince Harry sings “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music” at a royal event. (Entertainment Tonight)
“Brooklyn Nets: How much is D’Angelo Russell worth?” (FanSided)