Brooklyn Today: April 24, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 115th day of the year. It is Armenian Martyrs Day, commemorating the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Turks in 1915. The day is also called Armenian Genocide Memorial Day.

Well-known people who were born today include Brooklyn-born singer-actress Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl, The Way We Were, Yentl), actress Shirley MacLaine (Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point, Being There), former Chicago Mayor Richard Dailey, comedian Cedric the Entertainer (Street Kings, Barbershop) and actor-playwright Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio).
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Today at 7 p.m., the New York Water Board will hold a hearing on a proposed 7 percent rate increase. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. at P.S. 222, 3301 Quentin Road. ... Today from noon to 6 p.m. at MCU Park, Coney Island employers are having a job fair. Positions they are recruiting for include ride and game operators, food and beverage service, retail sales, ticket sales and cashiers. Employers include Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, Nathan’s Famous, Paul’s Daughter, Ruby’s Bar, Luna Park and others. ... This evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Kris D’Agostino, author of The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, and Leigh Stein, author of The Fallback Plan, will read at the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., DUMBO.