Brooklyn-born TV personality Al Roker, Wikipedia photo
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 232nd day of the year. On this day in 1900, a Fulton Street furniture store known as A.D. Matthews’ Sons ran a large advertisement in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. “Ladies’ oak dressing tables” were $8.75, a reclining chair was $5.75, a rocking chair was $1.95, a bookcase was $10.85 and blankets ranged in price from $2.98 to $12.98.
Well-known people who were born today include boxing promoter Don King, politician Ron Paul, Brooklyn-born TV personality Al Roker (“Today Show”), TV journalist Connie Chung, rock singer Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and actress Amy Adams.
Long Island College Hospital (LICH) supporters celebrated a victory in Cobble Hill late Friday after Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes ordered the immediate restoration of hospital services and staffing to the levels that were in place on July 19. … Full Article