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Brooklyn Today for Dec. 12, 2012

Wish a happy birthday to Mayor Ed Koch! Eagle file photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 347th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 12, 1902, talked about a proposed change to the Manhattan Bridge, still in the planning stages at that point. The new plans called for an approach in a straight line from the bridge to Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. The original plans had called for the approach to turn down Gold Street.

Well-known people who were born today include singer-musician Sheila E., singer Connie Francis (“Where the Boys Are,” “Who’s Sorry Now”), former New York City Mayor Ed Koch,, Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby and singer Dionne Warwick (‘Walk on By,” “Message to Michael”).

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Today at 1 p.m., more than a dozen students from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design will help conservators at Green-Wood Cemetery repair historic monuments that were damaged when a 150-year-old oak fell on them during Hurricane Sandy. The students will clear brush and debris, assess damage to the monuments, and help reset stones.

December 12, 2012 - 12:00am


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